29.01.2014 | FIW Universität Bonn: "We are the People. Street Demonstrations as Means of Communication"

Das Forum Internationale Wissenschaft der Universität Bonn lädt zum nächsten Gastvortrag in der Reihe “Perspektiven der Moderne: Varianten der Demokratie – Alternativen zu Demokratie?” ein.

An diesem Mittwoch, den 29. Januar 2014, wird die Reihe mit einem Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Bert Klandermans (VU University Amsterdam) fortgesetzt. Sein Vortragstitel lautet: “We are the People. Street Demonstrations as Means of Communication”. Der Vortrag wird in englischer Sprache gehalten. Veranstaltungsort ist das Bonner Universitätsforum, Heussallee 18-24, 53113 Bonn. Beginn ist um 18:00 Uhr. Die Veranstaltung wird wie immer mit einem Apéro und der Gelegenheit zum gemeinsamen Gespräch geschlossen.

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Abstract zum Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Bert Klandermans: We are the People. Street Demonstrations as Means of Communication.

Over the last decades we have witnessed a dramatic rise in the occurrence of street demonstrations. Increasingly, citizens chose to demonstrate as a means of communication. “We are the people!” or more recently “We are the 99%!” are appeals to politicians to listen to the people and to take their claims serious. Movement politics have become the natural counterpart of party politics. Employing a unique dataset of over 80 demonstrations that occurred between 2009 and 2013 in 9 different European countries, we give voice to the citizens who populated these protest events. What are their grievances? How did they evaluate democracy in their country? Did they trust state institutions? What did they expect from their participation? Did they participate in party politics next to movement politics or had they given up? I maintain that movement politics is a necessary complement of party politics. The democraticness of a country is defined by the quality of both movement and party politics.

Quelle: Nachricht vom FIW vom 27.01.2014