Call for papers
This multidisciplinary Summer School will reflect on ‘economy’ and ‘communion’, two words that are frequently perceived as being very distant from each other both in academic literature and applied sciences. The primary proposal and provocation behind this Summer School, therefore, is precisely to generate the space to examine these terms together and to focus on their interplay: an ‘economy of communion’.
October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church; an episode that has been considered the beginning of the protestant reform. Sombart, Weber, Bataille and many others have underlined the crucial role of Luther and the reformers in the birth of capitalism and its ‘spirit’. Much less attention has been paid by social scientists to Martin Luther’s heritage in the formation of the economic theory and, in general, of the modern social sciences.
To an economist, a prize, such as a golden medal, is merely a special type of incentive. Any other kind of social scientist would be perplexed by thinking of the Nobel Prize, or of the Medal of Honour, in these terms.
In contemporary neoclassical economics, the concept of incentive is a primitive, similar to that of “utility”, “price”, “production” or “consumption”, that all economists use but none feels the need to define: it is a foundation, or a corner stone, of the science of economics. However, if we tried to articulate what economists mean by incentives, we would probably find that they are considered as any “motivation” for adhering to and for complying with some form of contract.
Hope is a driving force for transformation, innovation, economic growth and wellbeing. Hope, often articulated as “an endorsed desire for an uncertain future event”, has a clear economic significance as do the unfortunate opposites have such as anxiety and inertness.
Interdisciplinary Congress for the 20th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s Honorary Doctorate Degree in the social sciences at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
The Theme - Communities and organizations that have preserved their creative and fruitful character over time have been able to live with members’ vulnerability to fellows’ wounds; they have not eliminated it entirely from their territories but have found ways for coping with it. Vulnerability (from Latin vulnus: wound), like many true words of the human realm, is ambivalent, because good vulnerability coexists with bad vulnerability, and often the two are intertwined.
Subjective wellbeing indicators are widely used in several disciplines to measure overall satisfaction in order to overcome limits and loopholes of traditional objective indicators. Researcher and policymakers have both a keen interest in understanding how subjective and objective indicators compare, how they perform and differ and how they can be used to assess the impact of policy-making.
Lugano – January 14, 15, 16th 2016
Individual well-being is under pressure nowadays as people are becoming increasingly exposed to many sources of stress. Changes in socio-demographic (i.e. population aging) and epidemiological trends (with the increase in chronic diseases), and changes in labor force participation patterns (especially for women), affect family and inter-personal relationships. In addition to this, the retrenchment of the welfare state and the recent economic recession have contributed to reducing the resources available to families and individuals.
Tuscany Region, in harmony with the Expo 2015 (Feeding the Earth) and in collaboration with Toscana Promozione, Polo Lionello Bonfanti – E. di C. Spa and professors from all Tuscany Universities, launches an international call for young researchers for research projects on Quality of Life. This call is interdisciplinary and it is addressed to young researchers in all social sciences.
We intend to attract young scholars to work on their own projects under the supervision of international experts on Quality of Life. The aim of this initiative is to establish a network of researchers to promote studies on Quality of Life.
May 20-21, 2014
In writers and philosophers like Shakespeare, Marx, Weber, Benjamin, Bataille, Girard, and more recently Taylor, Pasolini, Dumont, Agamben, the link between economy and religion, or more to the point, Christianity and Capitalism, has occupied a central theoretical place.
In late XX century, in particular after the fall of communism, the religious nature of capitalism has been disregarded.
4-5 June, 2013
St. Thomas Aquinas University
Largo Angelicum, 1
Public happiness was one of the mottos of the European classic school of political and civil economy, particularly on the Continent. This expression underlined the natural social dimension of human happiness, and the analysis of the link between economy and welfare as the main subject of the newborn economic science. Currently, happiness studies mainly emphasize individual well-being, and its connections with other economic and social variables.
11-12-13 marzo 2013
Istituto Universitario Sophia
Via San Vito 28
50064 Incisa In Val d'Arno (FI)
L’interesse per il tema della fraternità, intesa non come relazione parentale o come legame interno ad una comunità, ma come principio di pensiero e di azione nello spazio pubblico, è cresciuto grandemente negli ultimi anni a livello internazionale, come testimoniano le numerose recenti pubblicazioni che se ne occupano.
9-10 novembre 2012
Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza di Palermo
Dopo i primi due convegni sul dono, quello del 18 e 19 settembre del 2008, presso l’Università di Milano-Bicocca, dal titolo “Il dono: le sue ambivalenze e i suoi paradossi. Un dialogo interdisciplinare”, e quello del 16 e 17 settembre del 2010, presso l’Università di Macerata, dal titolo “Il dono: valore di legame e valori umani. Un dialogo interdisciplinare”, intendiamo riprendere e sviluppare il dibattito sulla questione del dono, questa volta approfondendo, ancora una volta in prospettiva interdisciplinare, il tema della possibile applicazione pubblica del paradigma del dono.
scarica call for paper
Scadenza presentazione Abstracts: 1° giugno 2012
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences organizes a workshop on Non-Monetary Incentives and Economic Behavior at the University of Milan -Bicocca on May 24, 2012. The aim of the workshop is to cover experiments dealing with economic behavior in different disciplines that use non‐monetary incentives for rewarding participants. We are interested also in work in progress, ideas and designs, in addition to completed experiments. The deadline for submitting a paper is March 10, 2012.
Thursday, May 24, 10am-7pm
University of Milano Bicocca
Building U7, Aula del Consiglio, 4th floor
Piazza Ateneo Nuovo 1,
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences organizes a workshop on Non-Monetary Incentives and Economic Behavior at the University of Milan -Bicocca on May 24, 2012. The aim of the workshop is to cover experiments dealing with economic behavior in different disciplines that use non‐monetary incentives for rewarding participants. Now is available the programme.