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Social Cohesion and Civil Society. Interaction Dynamics in Times of Disruption

Prof. Dr. Christian von Scheve, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Jule Specht, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Jan Slaby, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Barbara Pfetsch, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Hanna Schwander, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
PD Dr. Simon Koschut, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Swen Hutter, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Ursula Hess, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Verena Hafner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas, Freie Universität Berlin

How, and under what conditions, do civil society actors engage in interactions that foster or break cohesion? The initiative’s aim is to investigate cohesion as driven by, and constantly negotiated in social interaction. It considers cohesion not just as a normative ideal, but as a property of social relations and interactions across multiple scales and modalities, unfolding in face-to-face encounters, groups, and society at large. Our team will develop a new conflict and interaction-based theory of cohesion in contemporary society, integrating perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and computer science, as well as from partners in civil society and politics.