Goethe-Göttingen Workshop

Project leaders: Prof. Rainer Forst and Prof. Ayelet Shachar

Project description

Especially after the historic social changes in 1989, democracy was considered to be the one and only legitimate political order, though debates about its form continued. Today, the situation is different, for various reasons. One is that in various parts of the world, alternative forms of organizing a political order, based on one ruling party, for example, have proven to be both resilient and socially productive, if one thinks of China. Another is that even within Western societies, parties that advocate a populist, illiberal order present themselves as both representing the “true” people and realizing true democracy, in the process seeking to unsettle certain aspects of it once seen as essential. Finally, in a globalized world, many see democracies, at least in their nation-state based form, as not sufficiently autonomous and powerful enough to generate effective responses to the great challenges that lie ahead, such as ecological changes that know no borders and unfettered globalized economic forces.

These are the questions we plan to take up in this conference planned for December 2019. We will bring together global experts on these themes and aim to shed light on core aspects of the future of democracy.
The conference continues a tradition of exchanges between Normative Orders and the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen directed by Prof. Ayelet Shachar. It has brought important topics and excellent speakers to both places, such as Wendy Brown, Melissa Williams, Wolfgang Streeck and David Miller.

Earlier this year, the Third GG Exchange took place on March 15, 2019, at Normative Orders and discussed „The Contours of Citizenship.” See the program: here…

Goethe-Göttingen Workshop
September 26, 2019
Inclusive Parliaments - Representation, Mobility, Disability
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Headlines

„Normative Ordnungen“, herausgegeben von Rainer Forst und Klaus Günther, ist im Suhrkamp Verlag erschienen

Am 17. April 2021 ist der Sammelband „Normative Ordnungen“ im Suhrkamp Verlag erschienen. Herausgegeben von den Clustersprechern Prof. Rainer Forst und Prof. Klaus Günther, bietet das Werk einen weit gefassten interdispziplinären Überblick über die Ergebnisse eines erfolgreichen wissenschaftlichen Projekts. Mehr...

Das Postdoc-Programm des Forschungsverbunds „Normative Ordnungen“: Nachwuchsförderung zwischen 2017 und 2020

Die Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses ist seit je her ein integraler Bestandteil des Forschungsverbunds „Normative Ordnungen“. Das 2017 neu strukturierte, verbundseigene Postdoc-Programm bietet die besten Bedingungen zu forschen und hochqualifizierte junge Wissenschaftler*innen zu fördern. Zum Erfahrungsbericht: Hier...

Upcoming Events

26. Mai 2022 bis 29. Mai 2022

32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies: Contested Solidarities: Agency and Victimhood in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Mehr...

30. Mai 2022, 18.00 Uhr

Virtuelle Ringvorlesung "Algorithms, Uncertainty and Risk": Prof. Kiel Brennan-Marquez (UConn School of Law, Associate Professor of Law): Automating the Preconditions of Judgment? Mehr...

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Zurück auf Null? Der Ukrainekrieg und seine Folgen

Prof Nicole Deitelhoff (Politikwissenschaftlerin, HSFK, Normative Orders, Goethe-Universität)
51. Römerberggespräche "Nie wieder Frieden? Der Ukraine-Krieg und die neue Welt-Unordnung"

Ein Verbrechen ohne Namen. Anmerkungen zum neuen Streit über den Holocaust

Mit Prof. Dr. Dan Diner (Universitäten Jerusalem und Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Norbert Frei (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) und Prof. Dr. Sybille Steinbacher (Fritz Bauer Institut, Normative Orders, Goethe-Universität)
Moderation: Rebecca Caroline Schmidt "Normative Ordnungen")
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New full-text Publications

Rainer Forst (2021):

Solidarity: concept, conceptions, and contexts. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2021. More...

Annette Imhausen (2021):

Sciences and normative orders: perspectives from the earliest sciences. Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2021. More...