A Colorni-Hirschman International Institute is a tool for improvement. Its name ("A" C-HII instead of "The" C-HII) suggests that other people around the world may create their own Colorni-Hirschman Institutes. The story to which it refers began in Berlin in 1932, when Eugenio Colorni met...READ ALL
"Any idea that is not encouraging is faulty"
(Albert O. Hirschman)
Bearing this title, a mimeographed dossier inspired by Colornian-Hirschmanian thought began to circulate in May 1994 as a side-initiative of the Chair of political economy within the Faculty of Economics at the University ...LONG IS THE JOURNEY
FOR A BETTER WORLD
This e-book contains excerpts from the First Conference on Albert Hirschman’s Legacy, held at Boston University on the 6th-7th October 2017, sponsored by A Colorni-Hirschman International Institute and the Pardee School of Global Studies. The Conference was attended by around 50 participants, mostly academics and operatives.
We did not want to go through the long, risky, cumbersome, painful process of transforming the papers into an academic book. On the other hand, we thought that the rich and vivid dialogue from the Conference should also be represented. We did not want to go through the long, risky, cumbersome, painful process of transforming the papers into an academic book. On the other hand, we thought that the rich and vivid dialogue from the Conference should also be represented. After dwelling on this dilemma for several months, we came up with an essential and entertaining “brogliaccio”, a set of working materials useful for further research, based on hints and suggestions coming out of the Conference. An e-book, in other words, covering a large spectrum of topics connected to the Albert Hirschman legacy that would rapidly provide the reader with an idea of what this Conference was about. It is also a collective contribution to the question of how to plan future Conferences on that legacy: to be held, according to our program, in the three Hirschmanian Continents (North America, Latin America and Europe) and beyond.