Democracy in the 21st Century

Monika Mokre
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2021S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03566


In the summer semester, we shall continue our discussions from the winter semester by focusing on

(1) challenges to democracy (globalized economy, migration, communication networks)

(2) contemporary political forms of democracy (neoliberalism, populism)

(3) concrete examples of contemporary democracy (city of Vienna, rule of law in Austria)

(4) alternative forms of democracy (council democracy, deliberative democracy, sociocracy,  liquid democracy ....

The course can also be visited by students who did not attend in the winter semester.

Examination Modalities

All students have to develop a specific theme fitting into the overall theme of the course. This theme will be elaborated in writing and orally presented. The oral presentation can either take place in class or as part of the finals of the CDC course.

Students writing a paper for the winter and the summer semester will not present again but will be assigned another task.


02 March 2021, 09:15–11:45
09 March 2021, 09:15–11:45
16 March 2021, 09:15–11:45
23 March 2021, 09:15–11:45
13 April 2021, 09:15–11:45
20 April 2021, 09:15–11:45
27 April 2021, 09:15–11:45
04 May 2021, 09:15–11:45
11 May 2021, 09:15–11:45
18 May 2021, 09:15–11:45

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2021, 17:54 to 31 March 2021, 17:54
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Deepening / Application

Individual courses: possible