International Conference on History of Transparency in Politics and Society Holds in Germany

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Frederic Monier, Franco-German Research Group
Frederic Monier, Franco-German Research Group

The Franco-German research group, HISTRANS,  will host the International Conference on History of Transparency in Politics and Society in Germany on June 18 and 19,  2019, to provide a forum for historical research dealing with the concept of transparency in politics and time diagnosis since the Enlightenment.

The two-day conference is intended to provide a forum for historical research dealing with the concept of transparency in politics and time diagnosis since the Enlightenment.

During the conference, focus will be on the invention of the concept of transparency, elucidate corruption and transparency and political parties. The conference will discuss instruments for ‘transparency’, the role of transparency actors and the construction of the transparent politician.

The limits of transparency will be analysed in such contexts as secret services and economic policy. Empirical examples will be taken from the period of modern history with a strong focus in the 20th century. Geographically, European countries and North America will be privileged.

Interested participants should send their interest to transparenz@pg.tu-darmstadt.de