Governance and Participation

Can protests and citizen participation drive transformations? The Governance and Participation project investigates diverse forms of political and economic participation within the context of socio-ecological transformations. The project aims to generate a nuanced understanding of the interactions and interdependencies of actors and structures experiencing change: what role do citizens, municipal bodies, public authorities, and civil society actors play in societal negotiation and decision-making processes? And what interpretations does this invite from the perspectives of political economy and democratic governance? This research will focus on the energy transition, the German environmental movements, urban development, the transformation of agriculture, and digitalisation.