ITEPE Conference: The role of competition in European and international integration
Copenhagen Business School
Department of Business and Politics
Kilen, Kilevej 14
2000 Frederiksberg (Room K146)
19- 20 June 2014
Competition and competitiveness have become a catchword which is no longer restricted to the economy but also related to the provision of public services. Some consider competition as the panacea in the light of the current economic crisis and public budget constraints. Others fear a strengthening of the neo-liberal agenda and a further ‘hollowing out’ of the state. On analytical grounds, however, little attention has been paid so far to the societal implications of competition as ‘the most important organizing principle in the capitalist world’ (Cini and McGowan, 1998: 2). What is lacking is a sociology of competition. The conference addresses this shortcoming. It intends to facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between legal scholars, sociologists and political scientists as well as between empirically and theoretically oriented research. Its overall aim is to set a new research agenda which strengthens a critical and sociological understanding of the role of competition and comparison in transnationalising society.
For more information (including the list of abstracts) visit www.itepe.eu
For registration contact Assistant Professor Eva Hartmann (email@example.com) before Thursday, the 11th June 2014.