The DSI Community Democracy addresses key challenges regarding the impact of digital technologies on democracy, which are inherently interdisciplinary. To address this, researchers from diverse disciplines – social sciences, computer science, law, and the humanities – are working together.
Digital technologies once promised to improve political engagement and policymaking, but enthusiasm for their democracy-enhancing potential is now accompanied by concerns that digital tools could be misused to manipulate public opinion, influence elections, and control citizens. What are the benefits and risks of digitalization for democracy? The community addresses such questions and shares its findings with researchers, stakeholders, and the broader public. The aim is to develop practical approaches to improve democracy through digital tools.
Here you can find more information about the DSI Community Democracy.