Thinking about the Nature of Politics and Democratic Accountability in the Second Half of the Twenty-First Century, …in Order to Find Research Questions We Can Ask Now

The proposed workshop calls for an effort by scholars to be speculative and to imagine future political developments based on clues currently becoming available in only fragmentary fashion through trajectories of technological innovation as well as changes in social norms and observable political conduct. The main question is to explore what may be the stakes of political struggle, and the modes of political interest mobilization, decision-making, and accountability of elites roughly two generations from now into the future, say in the 2060s and beyond.

Workshop Core Group: Pablo Beramendi, Silja Häusermann, Torben Iversen, Herbert Kitschelt, Margaret Levi, Philipp Rehm, Erik Wibbels, Steven Wilkinson