Call for papers: 2015 Witten Conference on Institutional Change

The Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa) invites submissions of papers and organized sessions for the 2nd Witten Conference on Institutional Change which will be conducted with the  support by the Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft and the Forschungskolleg Siegen. The 2015 Conference will focus on ‘Migration, Institutions, and Institutional Change’. It will take place on 6 and 7 November at Witten/Herdecke University in Witten, Germany.

In recent years, the ‘institutional turn’ in the social sciences has increasingly influenced migration research. Especially in economics, this has led to a broader view on the determinants of migration decisions and the consequences of migration for the countries of origin as well as for the target countries. The institutional perspective on migration offers various opportunities for co-operation among the different disciplines in the social sciences. So far, however, these opportunities have not been fully exploited.

The 2nd Witten Conference on Institutional Change intends to foster the inter-disciplinary discourse on the institutional dimension of migration. Papers dealing with the general topic of ‘Migration, Institutions, and Institutional Change’ from an economic, sociological, philosophical, political and/or legal perspective are equally welcome.

More information can be found here.

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