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Planning a future together: Could Eisenhüttenstadt use some deliberative democracy?

Political communities occasionally come to crossroads where fundamental, far-reaching decisions must be made. At such times, it can enhance the … Continue ReadingPlanning a future together: Could Eisenhüttenstadt use some deliberative democracy?

Social Science Works is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 project ”Building Inclusive Societies”

Social Science Works is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 project ”Building Inclusive Societies” (2020-3-PT02-KA205-007427). Project holder is Agora Aveiro, based … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 project ”Building Inclusive Societies”

Sex trafficking of Nigerian women: how the Italian asylum system deals with victims

In August 2018, I spent one month volunteering at Centro Donna Giustizia (CDG) an organisation that works to end gender … Continue ReadingSex trafficking of Nigerian women: how the Italian asylum system deals with victims

Loneliness, unhappiness, consumerism and its political consequences: observations and predictions of Robert E. Lane

Twenty years ago, the American political psychologist Robert E. Lane (1917 – 2017) published The Loss of Happiness in Market … Continue ReadingLoneliness, unhappiness, consumerism and its political consequences: observations and predictions of Robert E. Lane

Does the support of democratic values lead to higher degrees of individual social tolerance? A case study from Germany

In an increasingly interconnected world in which national borders are losing significance, promoting social tolerance is critical. Unfortunately, maintaining harmony … Continue ReadingDoes the support of democratic values lead to higher degrees of individual social tolerance? A case study from Germany