Team – Jonathan Seim

Jonathan Seim

Jonathan Seim

Promotion Ethics

Jonathan Seim (Promotion Ethics)

Jonathan Seim is a researcher assistant in the project Digital Ethics, which is funded by the Mercator Foundation. He is doing his PhD on the distribution of participation rights in the context of online procedures of citizen participation.

Curriculum Vitae
  • Since 2021 research assistant at CAIS
  • Since 2020 research assistant at the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID)
  • Since 2019: PhD Scholar of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 2013 – 2019: Studies of philosophy and political science at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
Research interests
  • Ethics of Digitalization
  • Theories of Democracy
  • Theories of Political Representation
  • Citizen Participation
Publications and Lectures

Dietrich, F., & Seim, J. (2021). Kommunale Online-Partizipation – Wer ist gefragt?. Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie, 8(1). 279–306.

Seim, J. (2021). Der Wert politischer Partizipation. Ein Überblick. In: F. Bätge, K. Effing, K. Möltgen-Sicking und T. Winter (Hg.): Politische Partizipation. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, S. 95–111.

On the de facto impact of de jure non-binding citizen participation procedures & its consequences for political Legitimacy(Düsseldorfer Forum für politische Kommunikation 2020, 04.09.2020)

On the conception of thinking in the work of Hannah Arendt and the dangers of thoughtlessness (6th Student Congress, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, 19.09-20.09.2019)

Participation rights in democratic online procedures [with Prof. Dr. Frank Dietrich] (Retreat Düsseldorfer Institut für Demokratie und Internet, Schloss Mickeln, Düsseldorf, 12.07.2019)

The Demos-Problem in the context of deliberation. Can over-inclusiveness be a problem of deliberative procedures? (9th Napoko Colloquium, Mainz, 15-17 Nov. 2018).

Freedom of association and migration ethics in the theory of Christopher Heath Wellman (Student Colloquium on Philosophy, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, 01.02.2018).

Digitalization, Legitimacy and Democratic Representation [with Adis Selimi] (12th Gummersbach Colloquium Digitization in Democratic Societies, 28.-30.06.2017).

Does violence constitute power? On the difference of violence and power in the work of Hannah Arendt (Colloquium Practical Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, 06.06.2017).