Max-Weber-Kolleg Religion, Society, and World Relations Knowledge, Spaces, and Media Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences Research

Clash or Convergence of Capitalisms. Property Conflicts over Chinese Direct Investments in Germany and the European Union

Subproject in the SFB TRR294 "Structural Change of Property". This project aims to analyse ownership conflicts arising from Chinese direct investments in Germany and the EU.

Duration
01/2021 - 12/2024

Project management

Stefan Schmalz
Associated Postdoctoral Fellow (Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies)

Main project

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Property research China

Cooperation partner

Research focus

Knowledge, Spaces, and Media

Religion, Society, and World Relations