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.

Branding of cities: to whom is the city advertized and what fundamental idea lies behind it?

“Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief”, is one of the … Continue ReadingBranding of cities: to whom is the city advertized and what fundamental idea lies behind it?

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

The French “Crisis of Authority” Is A Crisis Of The Authorities

In France, you lose count of how many times you’ve heard about the “crisis of authority”. It has become a … Continue ReadingThe French “Crisis of Authority” Is A Crisis Of The Authorities

Debating Values & Identity With Newcomers & European Natives

In 2015, roughly 1,1 million refugees came to Germany. About 428,500 of these people are Syrians. Refugees from Iraq (13%) … Continue ReadingDebating Values & Identity With Newcomers & European Natives