Secularism, religion, and the public sphere
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Knowledge under digital conditions
Stories from fellows and grantees
In the latest Democracy Paper, Thomas Zittel argues that polarization often promotes healthy democracy. It is when polarization threatens norms and democratic institutions, or “the rules of the game,” that polarization becomes dangerous.
Democracy Paper: “Updating Democracy for Future Generations” | Jörg Tremmel argues that modern states do not sufficiently consider the needs of future generations, thus necessitating the creation of a fourth, future-oriented branch of government.
Ruth Nekura Lekakeny, a Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Completion fellow and feminist human rights lawyer from Kenya, spoke with program director Thomas Asher, about her current research and her take on the role of scholarship in social change movements.