Between Collapse, Integration and Co-Transformation: Universalist and Particularist Economic Ideas and Practices in Europe since the 1970s
The economy is often regarded as the universalist force par excellence: economic interdependencies reduce the risk of interstate conflicts; the pragmatic logic of business causes markets to expand indefinitely; universal rules facilitate trade and must be expanded; neoliberalism triumphs. Similarly, economics is presented as a universal discipline, identifying general laws of economic (and even social) interaction.
Rejecting such simplistic interpretations, this conference reassesses the role of the economy as a universalist force in Europe and its reflection in economic thinking. It focuses on the decades since the 1970s as a period that heralded a new age of globalization and ushered in fundamental change in economic thinking and practices all over Europe (and beyond). Contributions to the conference pay special attention to the interplay between universalist and particularist claims.
Gefördert durch die DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).