Institutions for Open Societies: A Multidisciplinary Approach
The research programme “Institutions for Open Societies” is built around five interrelated research themes, which represent the cornerstones of open and sustainable societies. Relevant expertise from the various disciplines is thus clustered around these themes, which at the same time link up with major societal issues. The programme seamlessly connects to the grand societal challenges identified in Horizon2020.
At Utrecht University, scholars from economics, history, public administration, law, sociology, language and communication, ethics, social and organizational psychology, innovation studies, and geography have decided to join forces to improve the understanding of the formation and effects of these institutions. By combining their expertise, they contribute to the construction of open and sustainable societies. Their multidisciplinary endeavour is organized around five concrete themes that jointly form the main pillars on which open, sustainable societies are built: