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

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.

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

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

“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

The Rewards from Deliberation: Researching the Feedback of our Workshops

by Hans Blokland and Raíssa Silveira Since 2016 Social Science Works has organized and implemented almost forty rows of deliberative … Continue ReadingThe Rewards from Deliberation: Researching the Feedback of our Workshops