Kategorie: IfS Essay

Die Autorinnen und Autoren eines IfS Essays beschreiben, kommentieren oder bewerten kurz und bündig ein Thema oder eine aktuelle Fragestellung. Daher steht die freie, auf den Punkt gebrachte Auseinandersetzung hier im Vordergrund.


Stärkung von Zivilgesellschaften

Abstract [en]: This contribution emphasizes the importance of trinational or multinational exchange programes in international exchange formats. The argument is that these complexly structured and functioning programmes promote democracy, human rights, diversity, recognition, participation and civil society with participating countries. In peaceful dialogue between civil societies, trinational or multinational programes...

/ 29. Juni 2020

Eine europäische Zivilgesellschaft?

Abstract [en]: Based on different institutional formats for international youth exchanges, this contribution develops the idea of a "European Youth Foundation" to bundle and promote different civil society initiatives in the field of youth exchange programs and youth participation. The argument aims that for an active and sustainable Europe there...

/ 5. Juni 2020

(Globale) Zivilgesellschaft in Zeiten der Exekutive

Abstract [en]: COVID-19 leat to radical measures and a shift of politics towards executive action. Linked was a shift in discourses, especially those linked to human rights. As the executive actors can govern in democratically at least on the long run problematic ways, one human right is put before all...

/ 7. Mai 2020

Selbstbestimmtes Leben in der Corona-Krise

April 2020 Selbstbestimmtes Leben in der Corona-Krise Ein Lernprogramm für solidarische Identitätsbildung get pdf: Selbstbestimmtes Leben Krisen haben ganz unterschiedliche Ursachen: Der Zerfall Jugoslawiens nach dem Zusammenbruch des Kommunismus führte zum Bürgerkrieg, die leichtsinnige Kreditvergabe an finanziell schwache Hauskäufer in den USA löste die Finanzkrise 2008/2009 mit ihren „Subprime-Krediten“ aus,...

/ 9. April 2020

Transparenzsicherheit und die Kontrollrichtung digitaler Öffentlichkeit

Abstract [en]: In this short essay, I ask if the technical possibilities of surveillance inherent in most digital communication question the direction of control the public sphere exercises. Specifically, I argue that the current state of digital transparency endangers the capacity of the public to control its representatives. Based on...

/ 24. März 2020

Was ist Digitalisierung?

Abstract [en]: What is digitalisation?Digitalisation. It seems clear to everyone what that means. But is it really? Digitalisation is the process of capturing digital data, online transfer of information and automatic processing of big data using algorithms, but also judgement by artificial intelligence which economise and even legitimize the right...

/ 9. März 2020

Kultur und Freiheit in einer digitalen Welt

Abstract [en]: The effects of digital communication on culture is a challenge of its own. As in many other cases, it is highly ambivalent: It creates better access and enlarges potential audiences for high-end culture such as paintings, music and others. On the other hand, digital experience is definitely different...

/ 6. November 2019

A Brexit view from the standpoint of an English person living in Germany

September 2019 A Brexit view from the standpoint of an English person living in Germany get pdf: A Brexit View from the standpoint of an English person living in Germany It is worrying and frustrating to be a witness to the chaos and divisive events and uncertain times as well...

/ 25. September 2019

Ethische Reflexionen im Spiegel des Digitalen Zeitalters

Abstract [en]: In the age of digitization, a huge transformation process is taking place. The example of smartphone users illustrates what can be expected: numbers of users will rise to 3.1 billion in 2021 [1].  The change brings with it new, unforeseeable opportunities, but also risks of a scale not...

/ 1. April 2019

Angst vor Kontrollverlust in einer veränderten Welt

Abstract [en]: In a world with an enormous speed of change, people are exposed to fears of losing control over their own lives. For the origins of populist movements, the feeling of “loss of control” shows better empirical evidence than some economic and political arguments such as a rising gap...

/ 28. Februar 2019