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

In 2020, Germany has been celebrating 30 years of German unification and 30 years of democracy, pluralism and respect in … Continue ReadingOpportunists in Political Education for Democracy, Freedom and Respect: The Long Road of Democratization.

Why was there a wall between East and West Germany and not one between the North and the South? Deliberating Discrimination, Antisemitism, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia in Volatile Schools in Hamburg

In 2019 Social Science Works enjoyed a close cooperation with a district-school in Hamburg.[1] We formed two groups of about … Continue ReadingWhy was there a wall between East and West Germany and not one between the North and the South? Deliberating Discrimination, Antisemitism, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia in Volatile Schools in Hamburg

How to deliberate fundamental values? Notes from Brandenburg on our approach.

People hardly ever change their mind. The more they feel forced to justify themselves, the more they feel questioned, criticized, … Continue ReadingHow to deliberate fundamental values? Notes from Brandenburg on our approach.

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 … Continue ReadingConstructief praten met meer en minder gevestigde burgers over wereldbeschouwingen

How Postmodernism Advanced Populism: An Inside Story From The Netherlands

There are many factors that explain the upheaval of populism. Postmodernism is one of them. In the Netherlands, certainly the … Continue ReadingHow Postmodernism Advanced Populism: An Inside Story From The Netherlands

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

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

Taking people seriously: a new approach for countering populism and furthering integration

In our deliberative democracy and integration projects[i] we treat our participants – natives as well as migrants – as citizens, … Continue ReadingTaking people seriously: a new approach for countering populism and furthering integration