Workshop "Economic Crime and the State in the Twentieth Century. A German-American Comparison"
Focusing on a German-American comparison in transnational perspective, the workshop will especially address the following issues: 1. Which actors and institutions in industrialized countries have developed an awareness of economic crime as a new problem? Since when? To which discourses of moral, political, societal, and economic values have governmental and social actors referred? How and why have ideas about acting in a morally and legally correct fashion in the economic sphere changed? 2. What role has the media played in defining what should be considered economic crime? Public scandals that both illuminate and transmute the semantics of morality and the law will have to be a central issue of analysis. 3. What means have been employed by political institutions as well as private and state businesses in their reactions to economic crimes and the discourses surrounding them? A comparative perspective of the economic and political systems of (the Federal Republic of) Germany and the United States promises insights into the structural preconditions for certain forms of economic crime and approaches to combat them effectively, the differences and chronologies involved, and the transnational learning processes experienced by both the offenders and their pursuers. 4. All of these approaches will facilitate further reflections on the economic consequences of global networking of both organized crime and state prosecuting bodies.
|Event dates:||2011-04-14 – 2011-04-16|
|Organizers:||German Historical Institute GHI, Washington DC|
|Conference venue:||Washington, GHI|
Mario Daniels (email@example.com)
|Classification:||K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|