KWI – Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Kulturwissenschaftliches Intitut Essen, KWI)

Project Democratic Agendas

Principal Investigator: Prof. emer. Charles Taylor (McGill University Montréal, Canada) in cooperation with an international research group

Duration: since 06/2014

Democratic Agendas is a collaborative research project that focusses on current tendencies and future paths of democracy. New phenomena and democratic innovations such as the protests in Gezi park or Maidan, as well as innovative citizen participation projects are investigated from different disciplinary perspectives. The central question is how these changes in the exercise of democratic rights on the one hand and the relationship between the state and its citizens on the other hand are meaningful for the future of democracy.