Re-Imagining Capitalism (MA) Lehrveranstaltung im Frühjahrssemester 2016 auf Masterstufe. Veranstaltungsinformation Dozierende: Prof. Dr. Thomas Beschoner und Prof. Ph.D. Ester Barinaga Sprache: Englisch Stufe: Master Umfang: 2 SWS Credits: 6 ECTS Turnus: jeweils im Frühjahrssemester Inhalt **A joint seminar between the University of St. Gallen and the Copenhagen Business School*** Imagine you have the possibility to reinvent global capitalism: Where would you start? What would you do to make it less vicious and oppressive? How would you work to make it more conducive to just and equal societies? In the aftermath of one of the worst financial, economic and social crisis in post‑war history, the discussion on the form taken by today’s global capitalism has intensified. Citizen protests have spread around the world, intellectuals denounce the increased neo‑liberalisation of our economies, political commentators moan about weak political systems, activists condemn the lack of political and economic imagination to solve the many problems that distress the world today. As a response to the challenges that afflict the world today and in an effort to delineate the contours of a new capitalism, many individuals, communities and organisations around the globe are both suggesting new economic models and experimenting with new socioeconomic practices. These propose rationalities and practices that go beyond merely attenuating the ills of the world. Instead, they are proposing new sets of values on which to organise our social and economic life, they are putting forward new rationalities that have the potential to project us towards a more fair and sustainable future. Our course aims to ignite a conversation about how to build a more humane economy. In such a spirit, we will look at both critical perspectives on current business practices and efforts to re‑imagine capitalism. The summer school will combine discussions on theoretical perspectives from various disciplines with more practical course elements: In the center of theoretical interest are concepts such as Conscious capitalism, Shared Value, Social entrepreneurial initiatives, Community economies, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Business Ethics. On the more practical side, the summer school will include course elements such as future workshops, debatings, constellations, case studies, excursions, and intensive discussion with practitioneers in business, politics, and civil society. The Haniel Summer School 2016 on ”Re‑imagining capitalism” is a collaboration between the Copenhagen Business School and the University of St.Gallen. It will bring together students from these two universities for a creative one‑week seminar in Berlin.