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Workshop on Digital Citizenship
1 September - 2 September
Workshop on Digital Citizenship
1st – 2nd of September 2022
Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
We hereby would like to announce a workshop to be hosted on digital citizenship.
The idea of citizenship holds an important position in western political thought and different conceptions of citizenship have been proposed and challenged. Some focus on citizenship as a legal status which ensures the enjoyment of a selection of rights. Other conceptions of citizenship connect it to political participation, the presence of civility and civic virtue, or even with a shared, collective identity. The rising importance of information technology challenges our understanding of citizenship. Injustices that spark public outcry ripple through social networks, ignoring national borders and feeding broader tensions. Democratic deliberation, complex as it is, is further muddied online by foreign actors. News – both fake and real – spreads faster than ever, yet their epistemic foundations are contested and politicised. Some worry about the influence of online platforms on democracy and widespread civility, while others emphasize their potential as new, accessible public fora.
In this workshop, we would like to engage with these questions and discuss what it means to be a citizen in a highly digitalised world. Which virtues and duties would befit citizens with regards to the digital realm? Which vices and vulnerabilities should we be wary of in digital environments? What is the status of technology companies, and which civic duties do they have? And: how can information technology support or enhance citizenship, political participation and virtuous behaviour?
- Lavinia Marin (TU Delft)
- Digital citizenship and its epistemic demands. Cognitive scaffolds, institutions and epistemic agency
- James Muldoon (University of Exeter)
- Empowering Digital Democracy
- Wessel Reijers (European University Institute)
- Titus Stahl (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
- Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
- Guilel Treiber (KU Leuven)
- Missing the forest for the trees: Thinking similarities in contemporary digital protest
- Jaanika Puusalu (Estonian Academy of Security Sciences)
- Changing nature of state-citizen relationship
- Anne Marte Gardenier (TU Eindhoven)
- Technological citizenship in the digital age
- Julian Culp (The American University of Paris)
- Bernd Hoeksema & Fleur Jongepier (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
- The dominating and liberating power of social media platforms
Day 1: Radboud University Campus (Room TBA)
Day 2: Huize Heyendaal, Van Agt Kamer 00.13
Workshop registration costs are 25,- (students attend free of cost). To register as a participant, please drop a message to Bernd Hoeksema.
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