Europe’s Pasts and Futures

Economic Ideas and Institutions in Eastern Europe

This research project aims at understanding institutional and cultural change in Eastern Europe in conjunction with recent developments on the global marketplace of ideas.
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United Europe – Divided History

This research project seeks to overcome divisions among national historiographies and between East and West through scholarly history conceived in a novel way.
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The Philosophical Work of Jan Patočka

Jan Patočka is considered one of the most important Central European thinkers of the 20th century. This research project aims at collecting, exploring and disseminating his oeuvre.
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Europe’s Futures

Europe’s Futures sets out to research some of the key risks and problems Europe and its liberal democratic order are facing.
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Between Bukharin and Balcerowicz:
A Comparative History of Economic Thought under Communism

In April 2014, the IWM launched a long-term comparative research project on the history of economic ideas in nine communist countries: Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, GDR, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.
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