Politics is no Match for Business: Charles Lindblom, Elon Musk and the Privileged Position of Business

The interplay between Elon Musk and the social democratic government in Brandenburg, where Tesla recently opened a Giga factory, illustrates … Continue ReadingPolitics is no Match for Business: Charles Lindblom, Elon Musk and the Privileged Position of Business

Plattelandsjongeren, Politieke Participatie en Sociale Media: Ervaringen met een Project in Duitsland.

De politieke participatie van jongeren in het algemeen en die van jongeren op het platteland in het bijzonder is niet … Continue ReadingPlattelandsjongeren, Politieke Participatie en Sociale Media: Ervaringen met een Project in Duitsland.

Charles Lindblom on the Market, Elites, Inequality and our Inability to Think Clear

Charles Lindblom (1917 – 2017), one of the most important political scientists of the twentieth century, published in 2000 The … Continue ReadingCharles Lindblom on the Market, Elites, Inequality and our Inability to Think Clear

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?

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

“People have to work!” A Deliberation at a Secondary School in Brandenburg

This “Schule mit Courage” in a town East of Berlin has in total 330 pupils. About a third are first … Continue Reading“People have to work!” A Deliberation at a Secondary School in Brandenburg

Deliberating Homosexuality: Empirical Observations and Analyses

Like many other western countries, Germany still has medical doctors, therapists and priests that believe that homosexuality is an illness … Continue ReadingDeliberating Homosexuality: Empirical Observations and Analyses