Hamburg, 16 -17 December 2019DEMOCRACIES AND STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE DIGITAL AGEWarburg Haus, Heilwigstr. 116
6 December 2019, by Internetredaktion
The workshop addresses challenges that the digital age poses for democracies. Technical progress, such as the rise of industrialization or the rise of new modes of communication such as radio and television, have influenced societies and legal orders in the past centuries. Digitalization represents the most recent major change in the information and communications spheres that societies and legal orders worldwide are facing. Are the challenges the digital era poses for democracy similar to prior technological changes or does digitalization raise entirely new and more troubling challenges for democracy? What are the most appropriate legal and regulatory approaches for dealing with the challenges of the digital era? How are the internet, artificial intelligence and algorithms changing democracies and democratic institutions? During the workshop, these challenges will be addressed from national and international perspectives and from different disciplines, such as law, history and political science.
The program can be found here.
In case there are any questions, please do not hesitate and contact Dr. Anne Dienelt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The workshop is funded by means of the University of Hamburg’s status as a “University of Excellence”.