WINIR 2017 – Venue

The Fourth WINIR Conference was held in the beautiful city of Utrecht, the capital of the province of the same name in the Netherlands. Utrecht was founded by the Romans roughly in 50 CE, and from the 8th century became the center of Dutch Christianity. In 1024 its bishops were made Princes of the Holy Roman Empire, with the resulting Prince-Bishopric of Utrecht lasting until 1528.

WINIR 2017

WINIR CONFERENCE ON OPEN SOCIETIES (UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 2017) — As the adverse impacts of financial crises, inequalities in wealth and income, globalized trade and capital mobility have given rise to authoritarian populism, concerns have been raised regarding the possible futures of economically and politically “open societies“.

WINIR 2016 – Venue

The Third WINIR Conference was held in the New England city of Boston, Massachusetts, situated on the East Coast of the United States. Founded by Puritan settlers in 1630 Boston was first incorporated as a city in 1822, making it one of America’s oldest cities. During the American Revolution many key events such as the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Siege of Boston, Paul Revere’s midnight ride

WINIR 2016

WINIR CONFERENCE ON HUMAN BEHAVIOUR (BOSTON, USA, SEPTEMBER 2016) — Scholars generally agree that institutions coordinate human behaviour and to a certain extent mould it into recognizable patterns, but there is much less consensus regarding the precise mechanisms involved. We also have yet to fully understand the ways in which alternative rule systems and behavioural patterns emerge, persist and evolve to create our complex social systems.

WINIR 2015

WINIR CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT & GLOBALIZATION (RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, SEPTEMBER 2015) — While economic development depends on investment and technology, it is now widely accepted that appropriate political, legal, economic and other social institutions have also to be in place. But there is less agreement on what those institutions (broadly defined as systems of established social rules) may be, especially at different stages of the process of economic development. There are also ongoing debates about whether globalization is leading to institutional convergence, or whether national institutional diversity can be maintained.