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.

Some Countries Are More Corrupt Than Others And We Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Say So

At Social Science Works we are interested in giving second opinions on research, to help enable policy makers make informed … Continue ReadingSome Countries Are More Corrupt Than Others And We Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Say So