The 2017 Summer School will focus on chances and risks for democracy and democratization in an increasingly interconnected world. It aims to enhance theoretical, empirical and methodological insights into one of the thorniest territories in social sciences: How political systems become and remain democratically governed, and how democratic institutions become and remain socially embedded. The overarching topic will be addressed in five sessions:
• Global Democratic Governance
• Democratic Diffusion
• Social Movements in Complex Media Ecologies
• Democratic Socialization and Attitude Change
• Development Assistance and Natural Resource Revenues
The 2017 Summer School brings together junior scholars from all over the world with a common interest in chances and risks for democracy and democratization in an increasingly interconnected world. It gives PhD students a unique opportunity to discuss their research projects in small groups and with well-known experts from their field. The Summer School is open to doctoral students worldwide from political science, political philosophy, media and communication science, sociology, economics and related disciplines. Participation is limited to a maximum of 25 doctoral students. The deadline of application is 1 March 2017.