The Summer School Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (5 ECTS, completely in English) is open to students and professionals of all fields and offers alternatives to the processes that are putting strains on our economic and eco-social boundaries. In addition to classic and new concepts from the field of economics, students will also hear presentations […]

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If you are researching policies that support resilience and social-ecological transformations to sustainability, UNRISD would like to hear from you. We are organizing a session on “The Transformation we want: Towards a global policy environment for resilient futures” at the Resilience 2017 conference, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on 21-23 August 2017 and are seeking abstracts on policy reforms and innovations which will produce environmentally sustainable and socially just solutions.

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Die diesjährige Jahrestagung findet an der Universität Wien statt. Das Thema der Kerntagung lautet „Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen“. Die Finanzkrise 2008/2009 hat zu einer Kritik an der bestehenden Geld- und Finanzarchitektur geführt, alternative Geld- und Bankenmodelle sind zunehmend in den Fokus der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion gerückt. Auch in diesem Jahr haben wir wieder hochranginge Keynote-Speaker für […]

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Democracies and open societies have recently suffered a number of setbacks. As the adverse impacts of financial crises, inequalities in wealth and income, globalized trade and capital mobility have become more pronounced the world is increasingly threatened by authoritarian populism. In this context of turmoil, many of the accepted doctrines and policies that had previously been taken for granted have been challenged, and concerns have been raised regarding the possible futures of economically and politically “open societies“.

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In this Lab we will unravel the nature of the money as we know it. And we will examine and experiment with novel currencies as social technologies to empower the economies of transition that are needed for social justice and sustainable development.

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