Political theory of the digital constellation

  • Dr. des Vincent August
    Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Sebastian Berg, M.A.
    Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
  • Florian Eyert, M.A.
    Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
  • Alina Franzke, M.A.
    University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Janosik Herder, M.A.
    University of Oldenburg
  • Florian Irgmaier, M.A.
    Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
  • Ann-Kathrin Koster, M.A.
    Freie Universität Berlin
  • Felix Maschewski, M.A.
    Humboldt University of Berlin/Princeton University
  • Anna-Verena Nosthoff, M.A.
    University of Freiburg
  • Daniel Staemmler, M.A.
    Freie Universität Berlin
  • Alexandra Zierold, M.A.
    University of Trier
Political theory of the digital constellation – reflections of a research programme on domination and resistance

» Main Research Topics

The working group focuses on political theories and on digitalization in terms of the history of ideas. How can political theory speak meaningfully about the phenomena of digitalization? The working group will pursue these reflections according to one of the classical dichotomies made in political thought: namely, between domination and resistance.

The working group brings together early-career researchers from the German-speaking world. What they have in common is that they are writing their doctorates in the young field of digitalization research that exists beyond established paradigms. The overall aim of the working group is to create a network for early-career researchers in order to help them reflect on their research interests, questions and approaches. The intention is to open up the field of digitalization research systematically for political theory.

Research will be pursued in two formats. First, a fixed infrastructure with regular meetings, joint appraisal of literature, and a joint literature database will be established and developed. Second, a publication project (supported by a workshop) will make concrete and implement as a research programme the questions raised above.

Main Research Topics
  • Digitalization
  • Political theory
  • Domination
  • Resistance