How do institutions contribute to the formation and flourishment of open societies?

At Utrecht University, the best scholars from four faculties joined forces at Utrecht’s research area of expertise: Institutions for Open Societies (IOS). Scholars at IOS aim at using an interdisciplinary approach to tackle two vital societal questions: Why do societies develop so divergently? And how do institutions contribute to the formation of open and sustainable societies? To find answers to these questions, interdisciplinary research is conducted into the formal and informal rules of human interaction: institutions.

IOS-HUBS: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SOCIETY TO SOLVE PRESSING SOCIAL ISSUES


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17 November 2014
Prof. Thomas David (University of Lausanne) and Dr Gerarda Westerhuis (UU) bring together specialists to investigate the development of corporate networks.
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6 October 2014
People’s wellbeing has increased in the past 200 years. That is one of the conclusions of the report 'How Was Life? Global Well-Being since 1820'.
6 October 2014
Why in the pre-industrial period were some settlements resilient and stable over the long term while other settlements were vulnerable to crisis?

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