Mosaic: Morality, Solidarity and Civility for Democratic Dialogue and the Development of Shared Horizons

Projekt: Uppdragsforskning

Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
  • Juridik och samhälle
  • Socialpsykologi
  • Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)
  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier
  • Filosofi

Nyckelord

Beskrivning

Project Mosaic is aimed to foster academic debate and cooperation as well as practical interventions in order to meet the multitude of challenges polarised societies such as the Turkish one are facing and to work towards establishing a ground upon which an open, tolerant and inclusive society, the basis for a democratic, peaceful, and prosperous future can be built.
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).

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning

Project Mosaic is aimed to foster academic debate and cooperation as well as practical interventions in order to meet the multitude of challenges polarised societies such as the Turkish one are facing and to work towards establishing a ground upon which an open, tolerant and inclusive society, the basis for a democratic, peaceful, and prosperous future can be built through exploring ways of fostering democratic, open dialogue and exploring the social and cultural obstacles to this end.
Kort titelProject Mosaic
StatusPågående
Gällande start-/slutdatum2018/06/012020/06/01

Samarbetspartner

  • Lunds universitet (ansvarig)
  • Raoul Wallenberg institutet för mänskliga rättigheter och humanitär hjälp
  • Koc University
  • Istanbul University
  • American University of Beirut

Participants