Contemptuous Encounters: How Internalised Beliefs about Work and Self-Esteem Create a System of Mutual Resentment

Bringing people together can be a risky business. You invite people from different parts of the society. They might distrust … Continue ReadingContemptuous Encounters: How Internalised Beliefs about Work and Self-Esteem Create a System of Mutual Resentment

Our Europe for All – Civic engagement among young European citizens in Berlin and Brandenburg

Democratic institutions around the world seem to be losing appeal for an increasing number of citizens. Many of the debates … Continue ReadingOur Europe for All – Civic engagement among young European citizens in Berlin and Brandenburg

Planning a future together: Could Eisenhüttenstadt use some deliberative democracy?

Political communities occasionally come to crossroads where fundamental, far-reaching decisions must be made. At such times, it can enhance the … Continue ReadingPlanning a future together: Could Eisenhüttenstadt use some deliberative democracy?

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?