Why disrupt politics?
The rise of (authoritarian) populism, socioeconomic inequality, the inability in governing the crises of the 21st century efficiently, and increasing distrust in political institutions – developed liberal-representative democracies are increasingly under pressure in a globalized and digitalized world. While technology has been evolving at an exponential rate transforming our societies and economies, the core institutions of liberal-representative democracy remain largely untouched since the end of WW2 and only seldomly respond to the disruptions affecting its legitimacy.
Disrupting Politics is holding its first academic conference on three Wednesday afternoons in early autumn 2021 (September 22nd, 29th, and October 6th) in collaboration with Thomas Sattelberger. Day 1 deals with challenges impinging on democracy and fast solutions to cure its deficiencies. Day 2 centers around technology-driven innovations of political institutions, and Day 3 focuses on a discussion of the decentralization of political systems. If you are interested in participating on any of the days – as a speaker or in the audience – feel free to contact us. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Who we are?
Created in a collaboration between a student group at the Technical University of Munich and the Center for Digital Technology Management (CDTM), “Disrupting Politics” is a project to showcase the numerous political innovations that have been proposed by political scientists, interdisciplinary researchers, and entrepreneurs. With a collection of these ideas in a comprehensive database and a conference (September 22nd, 29th, and October 6th) in collaboration with Thomas Sattelberger, we would like to help push the public discourse on political innovations.