Democracy is always undergoing change and transformation and should not be considered merely as an end in itself. To address changes in democracy and society, sometimes a better understanding of the status quo is not enough. Therefore, we are also working on how current democratic structures can be made more inclusive and equitable. This means, for example, that laws must be changed, new structures and processes must be created, and institutional actors must be encouraged to remove barriers and open up access to political participation.
As an active intermediary between science, politics, and practice we provide impulses on how participation processes can be rethought and further developed. We offer new perspectives on the ever-changing nature of democracy and demonstrate new approaches to democratic participation processes.