Protestocatholicism …. or … Cathoprotestanism …

Teaching is over now – most of the exam papers corrected and time …, to look forward. Teaching always is caught in the tension: dealing with the ‘real realities‘ on then hand and with ‘clear’ theories and the supposed ‘objective, value-free’ analysis of the reality on the other hand – and in economics it is even … Continua a leggere

the latest issue of The International Journal of Social Quality

A bit of advertisement – the copy of a mail I received via a mailing list: Dear Colleague, We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of The International Journal of Social Quality has recently been published by Berghahn Journals.  In this issue, the articles consider multiple approaches as they address societal issues such … Continua a leggere

Methodology – some general questions

I uploaded a lecture I gave today,  25th of December 2015 to Students at 中南林业科技大学班戈学院/Bangor College CSUFT 中国湖南省长沙市天心区韶山南路498号. Changsha, PRC   Though the lecture refers to the work of a group of students and their work on essays (mostly concerned with “Studying Abroad”), some fundamental issues of methodology are raised and may be of interest when doing research in … Continua a leggere

Talking about Precarity …

Precarity: It is surely in important issue, even if nobody is really sure what it is. There are so many definitions: different in the orientation, different in the reasoning, different in the emphasis and weighing of some aspects and not least different in the exact “mapping” of a complex field, as there are people and … Continua a leggere

De Nieuwe Kerk and attac

Can there be anything more appropriate than sitting in De Nieuwe Kerk, listening first to the smaller transeptorgel – while looking at the windows that depict the relationship between church, state and capital -, then the hoofdorgel – with this facing the established power, as later personalised by Napoleon Bonaparte, ruling between 1803 and 1813 … Continua a leggere