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

Challenging extreme claims for truth: How to deliberate the open, pluralist society with monist thinkers

Imagine we are dealing with a person with a rather monistic mindset, thus believing, assuming or hoping that all questions … Continue ReadingChallenging extreme claims for truth: How to deliberate the open, pluralist society with monist thinkers

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