The new CIVICA Research Project, entitled “Democracy and Its Discontents. A Historical Examination of the Current Predicament of Democracy,” offers a thorough historical investigation capable of defining a genealogy of the current democratic malaise.
“Democracy in Europe faces major challenges, so it’s essential for universities to work together,” Christian Freudlsperger, postdoctoral researcher at the Hertie School said in a podcast, hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Divided into four thematic groups, CIVICA’s Work Package 6 (WP6) focuses on joint research activities. With key topics for our time, the themes—Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century; Societies in Transition and Crises of Earth; Europe Revisited; and Data-Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences—will be implemented by a design team consisting of scholars from across the alliance.