Interaction in Civil Society –
Our Research Agenda
Our research takes a close look at the relationship between civil society and social cohesion. How, and under what conditions, do civil society actors engage in interactions that foster or break cohesion? Our aim is to understand social cohesion as driven by, and constantly negotiated through the specific dynamics of social interaction.
Our team will develop and test a new conflict and interaction-based perspective on social cohesion in contemporary society, using perspectives from the social sciences, the humanities, and computer science, as well as from partners in civil society and politics.
The Berlin University Alliance Exploration Project consists of four key research units that focus on the mapping and monitoring of civil society, its discourses, constituent individuals, and mundane social encounters.