Revisiting Weber’s Spirit of Capitalism

The world must live up to tough challenges today, and the study of collective ethics under capitalism has never been more relevant. To that end, the work of Max Weber can still guide our reflection.

“Zoomplomacy” in Practice

Videoconferencing has changed the face of diplomacy during the pandemic. As an emerging practice, it has also been the object of intense debate. What does it teach us about international cooperation?

To Un-govern?

In many respects, complexity makes the world difficult to govern. Ungovernable, even. But ungovernance is not absence of governance. It is a murky concept, sometimes undemocratic, often invisible.

Key Insight


“What States do vs. other States, the moves they make, the signals they give, and the language they speak are constituted by the practices they share.”
Emanuel Adler & Vincent Pouliot, 2011