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


News

12 September 2019
Beatrice de Graaf on talkshow Jinek about right-wing extremism, terrorism and violence.
11 September 2019
Rutger Claassen and Judith van Erp will publish their essay collection 'Entrepreneurship in the open society' in the month of September.
9 September 2019
This special issue charts new directions in digital media and migration studies from a gendered, postcolonial, and multidisciplinary perspective.

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Events

21
Nov
21 November 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Public Lecture by the IOS Stream Institutions and Behavior and the Prompted Rationality network.
25
Nov
25 November 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s, the film depicts an impossible love story inimpossible times.
4
Dec
4 December 2019 15:30 - 17:00
In this lecture, Wolfram Kaiser will reflect on the evolving nature of the governance of European integration as the result of a continuing “clash of cultures.”

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