Friday, 7 September 2018

Session 4: The Future of Democracy in the 21st Century

10:00-10:30   Main Hall


Oliver Rathkolb (University of Vienna)

10:30-12:00   Main Hall

Keynote 7

Wolfgang Merkel (Berlin Social Science Center WZB, and Humboldt-University, Berlin):

Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century

Keynote 8

Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna):

Media as the Fourth Estate? Between Agora and Tyranny in the Authoritarian Century

Discussant: Philippe Narval (European Forum Alpbach, Vienna)


Lunch break


Three parallel panels:

Room 1

Panel 10: Migration, Education, and Democracy

Chair: Hans-Georg Golz (Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn)

Gabriele Anderl (Freelance scholar and author, Vienna), and Anne Klein (University of Cologne): Flight and Exile in the Culture of Remembrance

Hannah Hecker (Goethe University, and Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt/Main), and Christoph Wenz (Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main): Strategies Against Discrimination. Political Education as a Keystone for Building Resilience to Authoritarian and Populist Tendencies

Alina Kislova (University of Glasgow): The Role of Informal Adult Education in the Development of Social Movements in the 21st Century

Room 2

Panel 11: Agents of Change

Chair: Johannes Piepenbrink (Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn)

Elisabeth Holzleithner (University of Vienna): Gender and Democracy: Achievements and Challenges

Georg Marschnig (University of Graz): Radicalized Language – Radicalized Politics? Language Sensitive Teaching in Civic Education

Frank Uekötter (University of Birmingham): The Discreet Charm of Friends in High Places, or: Why the New Authoritarianism May Be Green

Room 3

Panel 12: Media, Populism, Democracy

Chair: Ljiljana Radonić (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

Constantin Eckner (University of St Andrews): The two German "Asylum Debates": Lessons on How to Deal with Populism

Gleb Koran (European Humanities University, Vilnius): "Affectiveness" of New Media: Digital Threats on Democracy

Nataliia Steblyna (Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University): Coverage of the War in the Digital Era: Online Mass Media as an Illusion of Free Public Discussion (Battle of Ilovaisk in the focus of Ukrainian News Sites)

14:30-15:30   Main Hall

Keynote 9

Ian Bateson (Journalist and Fulbright Scholar, Kiev):

Roundup of the Conference

Discussant: Oliver Rathkolb (University of Vienna)

Individual Departure