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

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

Long Read: Our Fellows Respond To Right Wing Populist Arguments

This year, Social Science Works has been working on the project ‘Deliberation Against Populism’ in which we have contacted citizens … Continue ReadingLong Read: Our Fellows Respond To Right Wing Populist Arguments

Alienation Online: An Analysis of Populist Facebook Pages In Brandenburg

This year, as part of the Social Science Works project ‘Deliberation gegen Populismus[1]’ we have been monitoring right-wing populist Facebook … Continue ReadingAlienation Online: An Analysis of Populist Facebook Pages In Brandenburg

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

Taking people seriously: a new approach for countering populism and furthering integration

In our deliberative democracy and integration projects[i] we treat our participants – natives as well as migrants – as citizens, … Continue ReadingTaking people seriously: a new approach for countering populism and furthering integration