Eventtitle: Gespaltene Gesellschaft? Herausforderungen für die Politische Bildung in diversen Gesellschaften
Eventcategory: funed project BMBF
Organisor: Forschungsprojekt PoliLab
Place: Online, Live-Stream
More about the event:
The PoliLab project will hold its final digital conference "Split Society? Challenges for civic education in diverse societies". Scientists from various disciplines and practitioners from the fields of civic education and civic participation are invited to participate in the conference.
Discourses about the divided society or the threatened social cohesion have become alarming diagnoses of the times. Society seems polarized when it comes to issues such as migration, integration or climate change. However, the social reality in Germany is more complex: Diversity, pluralism and multiplicity are some of the concepts that are in vogue when describing current societies. One-dimensional notions of homogeneous groups, however, inevitably lead to contradictions and conflicts in contrast to actual social plurality.
Moreover, popular diagnoses of social divisions and polarizations have real effects on political education and challenge it in a special way. How can political education be designed if it is to avoid appearing as a normative 'instruction' and thus contributing to social polarization? Or is it possible to argue the other way round, that political education must necessarily polarize if it is to defend certain normative claims? What role can citizen participation play in a diverse urban society? And how does civic participation deal with tensions and conflicts within urban society?
For the final conference of the BMBF research project "Strangers in their own country? A Study on the Changeability of National Narratives with the Help of Political Laboratories (PoliLab)" (2018-2021) on February 11 and 12, 2021, we invite scholars from various disciplines as well as practitioners from the fields of political education and civic participation to participate in the digital conference "Split Society? Challenges for civic education in diverse societies".
The conference will take place digitally and the program will offer a variety of scientific and practice-oriented panels, workshops and keynote presentations.
Current information on the final conference can be found at www.politische-laboratorien.de/veranstaltungen.
Until November 30, 2020, contributions from current theoretical or empirical research projects and on application-oriented projects in political education and civic participation can be submitted.
The call for papers can be found at www.politische-laboratorien.de/veranstaltungen.