Kein Plan, keine Hoffnung, keine Zukunft. Sackgassen für Flüchtlinge auf dem Lande

Unter Mitarbeit von Mirjam Neebe Im Jahr 2015 kamen fast eine Million Flüchtlinge nach Deutschland. Viele von ihnen wurden in … Continue ReadingKein Plan, keine Hoffnung, keine Zukunft. Sackgassen für Flüchtlinge auf dem Lande

Opportunists in Political Education for Democracy, Freedom and Respect: The Long Road of Democratization.

Even when a dictatorship is taken over by a rich neighboring country with a shared history and language, the path of democratization is long. One of the reasons for this sad fact of life is the continued presence at the upper levels of society of representatives of the old elite. The social capital and opportunism that also brought them to the top in the old system, enables them to stay in power despite the change of political structures. The development of democracy is harmed not only because of the sustained power of people that in the end are seldom motivated by democratic ideals, but also because their presence undermines the credibility of democracy, especially in the eyes of citizens that were once delighted by the political change. Even thirty years after unification, the scrutiny of the ruling elite is therefore a moral obligation. Unfortunately, not many are willing to take this responsibility. … Continue Reading >Opportunists in Political Education for Democracy, Freedom and Respect: The Long Road of Democratization.

Revitalizing Brandenburg: Neue Menschen und internetbasierte Unternehmen in ländlichen Regionen

Komplexe soziale Probleme lassen sich oft leichter lösen, wenn sie mit anderen gesellschaftlichen  Herausforderungen in Verbindung gebracht werden. Traditionelle Denkansätze … Continue ReadingRevitalizing Brandenburg: Neue Menschen und internetbasierte Unternehmen in ländlichen Regionen

Deliberation Against Populism: Reconnecting Radicalizing Citizens In East Germany & Elsewhere

In the deliberative project “Deliberation against Populism” Social Science Works organized two events with citizens from Brandenburg, Germany, to discuss … Continue ReadingDeliberation Against Populism: Reconnecting Radicalizing Citizens In East Germany & Elsewhere