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The Role of Democracy in a Social Market Economy

The Role of Democracy in a Social Market Economy
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Presenter(s) Dr. Thomas Apolte, Professor for Political Economy at the University of Muenster & Dr. Pavlos Gkasis, Lecturer in Economics, South-East European Research Centre (SEERC)
Event type Workshop
Location CITY College Auditorium (5th floor), Leontos Sofou 3, Thessaloniki
Date(s) 23/11/2015
Time 20:00 21:30
Organiser(s) SEERC , Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
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There is an ongoing debate among both economists and political scientists on whether, if any, democracy promotes growth or growth promotes democracy. The tradition of the German Ordoliberalism, which is the intellectual foundation of the concept of the Social Market Economy (SME), has always claimed an interdependency of political and economic institutions. Throughout the discussion we will analyze the theoretical relations between political and economic freedom in general and those between a Social Market Economy and democracy in particular.


The presentations and the discussion will be conducted in English.


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