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

“In seeing practice as the stuff that drives the world and makes it hang together, the everyday practices of diplomats, terrorists, environmentalists, or financial analysts become the object of investigation.”
Christian Bueger & Frank Gadinger, 2015