Keynote: Schuldfragen in der europäischen Schuldenkrise

"Europas Gerechtigkeit" - Achte Internationale Jahreskonferenz des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"

Donnerstag, 29. November 2015, 18.00 bis  20.00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Claus Offe (Professor of Political Science at Humboldt University, Berlin)

The EU has adopted its common currency without providing an institutional framework that would have been needed to absorb and buffer the damages the Euro has predictably caused. After this ‘naked‘ monetary regime has created a deep division between a core of Euro-winners and a periphery of losers, a vehement exchange of mutual accusations has set in. The lecture explores the discursive patterns and normative arguments that are being invoked in this ‘blame  game‘. (The lecture will be in English, but the title remains in German because the shared root of the German words for guilt (Schuld) and debt (Schulden) mean that it cannot be translated satisfactorily into English.)

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Claus Offe, born 1940, was (until his retirement in 2005) Professor of Political Science at Humboldt University, Berlin, where he has held a chair of Political Sociology and Social Policy. He earned his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Frankfurt (1968) and his Habilitation at the Universityof Constance (1973). Since 2006 he has been teaching at the Hertie School of Governance, a private professional school of public policy, where he held a chair of Political Sociology. Previous positions include professorships at the Universities of Bielefeld and Bremen, where he has served as director of the Center of Social Policy Research. He has held research fellowships and visiting professorships and taught courses in the US, Canada, Australia, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Italy, and the Netherlands. He was awarded an honorary degree by the Australian National University in 2007. His fi elds of research include democratic theory, transition studies, EU integration, and welfare state and labor market studies. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in these fi elds, a selection of which is reprinted as Herausforderungen der Demokratie. Zur Integrations- und Leistungsfähigkeit politischer Institutionen (2003). Book publications in English include Contradictions of the Welfare State (1984, Chinese translation 2005), Varieties of Transition (1996), Modernity and the State: East and West (1996), Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies (1998, with J. Elster and U. K. Preuss), Reflections on America. Tocqueville, Weber, und Adorno in the United States (2006) and Europe Entrapped (2014).

 

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  • Prof. Dr. Claus Offe (Professor of Political Science at Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst, Co-Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" und Professor für Politische Theorie und Philosophie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther, Co-Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" und Professor für Rechtstheorie, Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Habermas
  • Jonathan Klein, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"
  • Prof. Dr. John Milios (National Technical University of Athens)

Zum Artikel von Johann Szews: Claus Offe - Abendvortrag während der Internationalen Jahreskonferenz des Exzellenzclusters

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2
Gebäude "Normative Ordnungen", EG 01 und EG 02

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