Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG)
Центры, Исследовательские и аналитические
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The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies conducts advanced basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between economic, social and political action. Using primarily an institutional approach, it examines how markets and business organizations are embedded in historical–institutional, political and cultural frameworks, how they develop, and how their social contexts change over time. The institute seeks to build a bridge between theory and policy and to contribute to political debate on major challenges facing modern societies.
Jens Beckert, Wolfgang Streeck
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Germany, Köln, 50676, Paulstrasse 3, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
The MPIfG was founded under the directorship of Renate Mayntz in 1985. It is one of the smaller institutes of the Max Planck Society (MPS), which has some eighty institutes conducting basic research in several disciplines. Most of the Max Planck institutes are devoted to research in the natural sciences, but there are also a number of institutes working in the human and social sciences. With a 1.4 billion euro annual budget, the Max Planck Society is one of the largest non-university research organizations in Germany. Some eighty percent of the Society’s funds are provided publicly by federal and regional governments. The rest comes from donations, project funding and self-generated income. The annual budget of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies is presently 3.8 million euros.
The institute has 31 full-time positions for researchers and service staff, and some 20 positions for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. Additional funding is acquired from the German federal government, the European Union, private funding organizations and foundations.
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies has a library with about 250,000 monographs and journal articles and subscribes to 200 periodicals. It offers online access to its own catalog and a wide range of specialized databases. A well-equipped, state-of-the-art infrastructure ensures optimal international connectivity for the institute's researchers and administration. The MPIfG also provides vocational training to three apprentices working in office communication and information technology.