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Economic Symposium

Globalization: The market versus politics?


In many parts of the business world, globalization has become an integral area of activity which has long been considered a matter of course. For "the average woman or man on the street," however, it is often an emotionally charged "enemy force" and a scapegoat for economic and social problems. In the middle of this conflict we find the national state, which is confronted with ever-decreasing latitude for action as well as the high expectations of citizens with regard to the state's problem-solving capacities. Against this backdrop, renowned politicians, business people, journalists and experts will discuss the future role of national states, the power of multinational companies, the positive and negative aspects of globalized financial markets, and perspectives on a new form of "global governance" at the Alpbach Economics Symposium in 2005.

Economic Symposium

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Kategorie: all BreakoutPlenary


14:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
14:15 - 16:00Globalization: The decline of the old order?Plenary
16:15 - 16:45Special Lecture: Globalization: The decline of the old order?Plenary
16:45 - 18:30Special Lecture: The media and globalizationPlenary
19:00 - 20:30National states and corporations in competition?Plenary


09:00 - 10:30Global, national and /or self-regulation: Who/what will replace the national state?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30The world financial system and national statesPlenary
14:00 - 17:00Working group 09: The Austrian School of Economics and its significance todayBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 01: CSR und ZivilgesellschaftBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 03: Globalisierung - Chance oder Gefahr. Öffnung der Agrarmärkte am Beispiel ZuckerBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 04: Internationale Finanzmärkte und FinanzierungBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 05: Tourismus als Motor für Wachstum und BeschäftigungBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 06: PPP und Infrastruktur im GesundheitswesenBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 07: Medien und GlobalisierungBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 08: Regionalentwicklung im Spannungsfeld von Markt und PolitikBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 10: Liberalisierung der DienstleistungenBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working group 02: Financing infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern EuropeBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working group 11: Corruption as a global factor of (im)potenceBreakout
19:00 - 20:00Special Lecture: Europe and Africa together?Plenary


09:00 - 12:30Political perspectivesPlenary
12:30 - 12:40Closing remarksPlenary