24 / SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY


Embedding Democracy?

3 – 7 April 2017   print this page

Course directors:

Gerard Raulet, University of Paris, France
Joseph Bien, University of Missouri, Columbia, United States
Hauke Brunkhorst, University of Flensburg, Germany


Course description:

Embedding democracy is concerned with societal conditions of modern democracy which are themselves shaped by democracy. Therefore, embedding democracy is always already self-embedding of democracy, at least as far, as it is democratic. There are cultural conditions, and one them is the enlightened tradition of democracy and its claim to universal self-determination, hence to make history intentionally and consciously (“mitWillen und Bewußtsein”). Moreover, moderm democracy is a political project that has the self-generated constitutional competence to make, implement and enforce legal norms on all levels of law, and in any sphere of society, public and private, social, economic, cultural, political and legal, societal and environmental, foreign and domestic, local and global, particular and universal. However, democracy is also always already embedded in all the societal spheres and levels which confront the constitional system of democracy with ever new and often recalcitrant problems which must be solved by the construction of democratic instruments and democratic experimentalism. Problems, contestations, conflicts and crises are the driving force of demiocratic learning processes. Today democrcracy is confronted with a culmulation of crises, which 2016 became a global crisis of democracy.

ECTS points are availble. Requirement is a witten paper, which will be evaluated by the course directors.


Course lecturers:

Violeta Beširević, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dragica Vujadinović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Tanasije Marinkovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Robert Alexy, University of Kiel, Germany
Stephan Kirste, University of Salzburg, Austria
Thore Prien, University of Flensburg, Germany
Petar Marković, Université Libre de Bruxelles / CReA Patrimoine, Belgium
David Rasmussen, Boston College, United States
Patrice Canivez, University of Lille, France
Anne Reichold, University of Flensburg, Germany
Pascal Delhom, University of Flensburg, Germany