Indifference to refugees in Germany: observations and explanations

Since 2022, Social Science Works has published a large number of interviews with refugees in Germany. There were several motives … Continue ReadingIndifference to refugees in Germany: observations and explanations

Developing a social enterprise devoted to democracy, deliberation and respect in a progressively hostile and indifferent environment: Experiences and observations of a social science trying to work in the eastern part of Germany

As citizens increasingly lose trust in politics and society, it becomes more important than ever for state and civilian organizations … Continue ReadingDeveloping a social enterprise devoted to democracy, deliberation and respect in a progressively hostile and indifferent environment: Experiences and observations of a social science trying to work in the eastern part of Germany

Social media are useless for civic and political participation: experiences with a project in Germany

The political participation of young people in general and rural youth in particular is not optimal. Consequently, they are underrepresented … Continue ReadingSocial media are useless for civic and political participation: experiences with a project in Germany

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

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.