Theory of institutional change is presently a central topic in the international debate on sociological theory. The project Institutional Change in Democratic Society, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, links up to this debate. A brief presentation of the project is given below.
In the years 2013 to 2015 the project will be hosting three conferences, of which this is the first one. The 2013 conference on Institutional Change in Welfare State and Working Life is located in Åsgårdstrand, a charming village one hours’ drive south of Oslo.
The aim of this conference is to bring together diverse perpectives on transformation, and to generate cutting-edge discussions on deliberate, ethical and sustainable transformation in response to the complex global challenges associated with climate change.