The international research workshop “Activation – Self Management – Overload. Political Participation beyond the Post democratic Turn” is organized by the WU Institute for Social Change and Sustainability (IGN) and the WU Competence Center for Sustainability of the University of Vienna from 27th to 29th of September 2017.
This workshop is concerned with the ongoing transformation of democracy in the post-democratic constellation. It proceeds from the assumption that in advanced modern consumer societies, social perceptions and expectations of democracy have profoundly changed – and become highly ambivalent. Inter alia, this is reflected in the change of understandings, functions, norms and forms of, and attitudes towards, political participation.
The workshop focuses specifically on societies whose political culture has been shaped by the European project of Enlightenment and modernity. It explicitly does not want to engage in reproducing the well-known narratives about democratic participation, but aims to venture into new intellectual territories.
In the panel “Activation: New Resources for the Neoliberal State II”, the presenter paper “Gamification, Participatory Democracy and Engaged Public(s)” is scheduled on Wednesday 27th of September at 4 pm.
Further information in the following link