IOS Think Paper Series

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Institutions for Open Societies (IOS) proudly presents their Think Paper Series. A series of inspiring articles by researchers connected to strategic theme IOS. The Think Papers are meant to address academic topics that are of general interest to the community of our scholars.

The papers mean to stimulate and enhance debate, and try to shed light on more generic questions that researchers in the various sub communities of IOS may have come across. The IOS Think Papers are not full-fledged journal articles, but relatively informal papers, that provide intermediate reports of ongoing (academic) debates.

#1: The Open Society and its Future

In September 2020, the first edition of the Series was published: 'The Open Society and Its Future'. This special volume is dedicated to the open society, one of the core concepts of Utrecht's research expertise IOS. The articles by prof. Mark Bovens, prof. José van Dijck, prof. Anna Gerbrandy, Dr. Giuseppe Feola, Drs. Arno Visser and prof. Henk Kummeling (Rector Magnificus of Utrecht University) find their inspiration in the 2019 IOS Toogdag, our yearly conference. 

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#2: Institutional Legitimacy in Open Societies

The second volume in the IOS Think Paper series is dedicated to the topic of legitimacy of institutions in open societies. The paper is written by researchers connected to the Stream Legitimacy and Institutions, part of strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies: Mark Bovens, Judith van Erp, Elaine Mak, Kees van den Bos, Annelien de Dijn, Dorothea Gädeke, Liesbeth van de Grift and Amy Nivette. Researchers Scott Douglas and Beatrice de Graaf from the IOS hub Security in Open Societies contributed to the paper as key authors as well. 

Read the second Think Paper

Are you interested in contributing to the series? Please contact one of the editors: prof. Mark Bovens and prof. Beate Volker

The articles in the IOS Think Paper series are published under ISSN-number 2666-8483; E-ISSN 2666-8491.