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06/17/2021 - 06/18/2021 | Berlin

Democracy in Flux – Order, Dynamics and Voices in Digital Public Spheres

Weizenbaum Conference 2021: The annual science conference of the Weizenbaum-Institut

The spread of digital technologies has contributed to a multi-faceted change of democratic orders, actors, and practices. At the intersection of long-term evolution of democracies and the emergence of social media, we observe a profound redistribution of communication and political power. Traditional mass media are losing their privileged position as gatekeepers of the public sphere; social media are establishing new norms of social relevance and simultaneously give voice to ideas, opinions, and actors, which used to be marginalized.

This development seems full of ambivalences. Thus, the changing conditions of communication have spawned a situation of democracy in permanent flux. The debate on how digital technologies have changed public spheres and impacted democracy has been scattered across different scientific disciplines, political arenas, and civil society. The 2020/2021 Annual Weizenbaum Conference “Democracy in Flux – Order, Dynamics and Voices in Digital Public Spheres” aims to bring together these various perspectives and seeks to initiate an interdisciplinary exchange on the linkages between digital public spheres and democracy.

Information on participating / attending:
For programme information and registration visit: https://www.weizenbaum-conference.de/

Date:

06/17/2021 09:00 - 06/18/2021 15:00

Registration deadline:

06/15/2021

Event venue:

Hybrid event // Hardenbergstr. 32
10623 Berlin
Berlin
Germany

Target group:

all interested persons

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

05/03/2021

Sender/author:

Weizenbaum-Institut e.V.

Department:

Pressestelle

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

German

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event68621


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