Collegium: 10th Birthday Conference
from 09:00 to 17:30
- University of Lyon
Grand amphithéâtre UdL
92 rue Pasteur
Rationality in the transnational world - New Perspectives
Organised by Aleksandar Boskovic and John Hamman (Collegium - IEA de Lyon) - Simultaneous translation French-English
The concepts of individual and collective rationality are complex issues that have profound influence on both social science methodology and ways in which we interpret observed behavior. rationality attributions inform our understanding of behavioral patterns in both political and social contexts, including intercultural communication, identity, and public policy. Today more than ever, social scientists must address critical issues such as the cultural impacts of immigration, political instability, and other global risks. Conference participants will bring many different, yet complementary, perspectives to bear on these issues. In terms of theoretical approaches, we rely on particular case studies, but also relationships between consumption and cultural values, cultural constraints and dilemmas, or limits to approaches based on rational choice. These lenses will help provide insight into behavioral patterns both past and present.