Mosaic: Morality, Solidarity and Civility for Democratic Dialogue and the Development of Shared Horizons
Project: Commissioned research › Interdisciplinary research, International collaboration, Internal collaboration (LU)
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
- Law and Society
- Social Psychology
- Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
- Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
- democratic dialogue, polarisation, social trust, authoritarianism, democracy, divided societies, Turkey
In today’s risk societies situated within a rapidly changing global context, once fairly established notions of trust, solidarity and civility in European societies and beyond are under serious pressure. Political instability, perceptions of lack of local anchors to political and cultural developments, increased immigration, environmental crises and threats to domestic and inter-societal security in wider Europe, further complicate the issue by bringing about fissures and divides at the political and social domain that undermine the possibility of democratic dialogue and the development of shared horizons among citizens in many polities.
Project MOSAIC is premised on the belief that combatting the crisis of contemporary democracies requires
• the exploration and cultivation of values conducive to understanding the standpoint of collective others, respecting difference and challenging exclusivist and adversarial understandings of the political.
• the promotion of respect of human rights and human security for all
Our primary aim is to create a network of scholars from Sweden and Turkey as well as from Nordic, other European and Middle-Eastern countries to build a transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and intercultural platform for fruitful dialogue on issues like morals, solidarity and civility in our respective societies.
Acknowledging that civility as a key value in a democratic society is under pressure in regards to building up trust among morally acting individual citizens who respect each other’s basic rights and fundamental liberties, Project MOSAIC intends to address these intertwined processes through a series of workshops, regular small scale roundtables and the production of relevant academic and policy-oriented publications focusing on Turkey in the first instance.
Project MOSAIC additionally aims to encourage and stimulate research to facilitate a better understanding of challenges to democratic dialogic processes.
The project seeks to engage early career researchers and PhD students alongside more senior, established researchers to conduct and discuss research as well as to create synergies through interaction.
Project MOSAIC extends over three years (2018-20) and constitutes a collaborative project involvingthree coordinating institutions - Istanbul University (Political Science Faculty), Lund University (Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Center for Middle Eastern Studies) and Koç University (Koc University).
|Short title||Project Mosaic|
|Effective start/end date||2018/06/01 → 2020/06/01|
- Lund University (lead)
- Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
- Koc University
- Istanbul University
- American University of Beirut
Related research output
Research output: Book/Report › Report