Putting social science to use for modern democracies.

Social Science Works is a social enterprise using social scientific knowledge to improve civil society. We offer services based on social research that create value for agents in the public, the academic and the non-profit sectors.

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We partner with governments, foundations, and civil society to apply social science in developing on the ground projects

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Second Opinions

We provide expert assessment of existing social research for governments, nonprofits, and journalists

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We teach academic social scientists to share and apply their research and help end users to correctly interpret it

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Science Watch

Ongoing commentary and publications on the quality and relevance of the academic social sciences

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The SSW Blog

Equipping Civil Society for a Data-Driven Future

Civil society organisations in Germany need to be directly empowered to use data, in order to maintain their scope for action in a digitalised world. The rise of data-driven decision-making has made huge impact on government and business over the past decade. Major shifts in society and economy driven by technological advances in the collection, […]

Branding of cities: to whom is the city advertized and what fundamental idea lies behind it?

By Oktay Tuncer “Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief”, is one of the famous quotations of 20th century-advertisement and branding Guru, Leo Burnett. As a resident of the German capital one cannot help but being struck by the overuse of the city image by Berlin-based […]

Constructief praten met meer en minder gevestigde burgers over wereldbeschouwingen

Sinds 2016 organiseert Social Science Works (SSW) in Duitsland reeksen van deliberative workshops met vluchtelingen, met rechts-radicale populisten, en met vrijwilligers en beroepskrachten die werkzaam zijn in het vluchtelingen en het maatschappelijk werk. SSW is een in Potsdam gevestigde NGO. Onze algemene doelstellingen zijn het ontwikkelen van nieuwe manieren van zinvolle burgerparticipatie en van nieuwe […]

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