Glasshouse Forum

Culture & Society

Glasshouse Forum was a research project founded in 2007 and active untill 2011. The forum was research-oriented and interdisciplinary, politically independent and took on a pluralistic approach. It did not engage in lobbying activities, or in making policy recommendations. Glasshouse Forum was dedicated to deepening the debate about capitalism through various forms of meetings, seminars and publications.

Glasshouse Forum stated:
'After the fall of communism there seems to be a mix of self-confidence and a lack of fantasy among many capitalists, which often means that they do not fear new challenges. But political memory is short, and if capitalism cannot handle its drawbacks, then others will build their political capital on them. Capitalists need to care about the development and consequences of capitalism – that is the reason why Glasshouse Forum was founded. Glasshouse Forum brings together concerned capitalists and researchers from different disciplines and provides an arena for critical reflection on the merits and problems of capitalism.'

Publications to download:

On Authoritarian Capitalism

Hourglass Society

The Limits of the Chinamodel

Tolerance and Democracy

Sovereign Wealth Funds

The New Middle East

A Conference on Short-Termism


Conclusions Glasshouse Forum 2007-2011