News 2020 

Crossing the Pond: Interactive Democracy and Social Cohesion in a Polarized Society

by Andreas Nitsche on September 29, 2020

In recent years, on both sides of the Atlantic, we have seen the rise of populism. Society has been challenged by polarization, as well as the creation of seemingly antagonistic groups. The internet appears to contribute to this situation through micro-targeting, personalization, and, ultimately, alienation between large groups of the society.

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Andreas Nitsche among the 2021 Thomas Mann Fellows

by Axel Kistner on July 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Andreas Nitsche is one of six fellows nominated for a 2021 residency at Thomas Mann House, the former home of Thomas Mann in Los Angeles. The following press release was published by Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House.

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International Parliament Engagement Network (IPEN)
Implementing online deliberative methods of engagement

by Andreas Nitsche on July 14, 2020

The Centre for Democratic Engagement and the UK House of Commons have joined forces to develop a network of academics and practitioners across the world, to critically examine public engagement with parliament: the International Parliament Engagement Network (IPEN).

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Public Engagement and its Impact on Parliaments
An International Workshop at the UK House of Commons, London

by Andreas Nitsche on April 03, 2020

The UK House of Commons and the Centre for Democratic Engagement have joined forces to co-host a one day international workshop about parliamentary public engagement, focusing particularly on its impact on parliaments and their scrutiny processes.

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