DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP IN DIGITAL SOCIETY
(DECIDIS) is a research initiative based at the IT University Copenhagen. We work with a network of research affiliates from the Danish, Nordic and international research environments.
The core research objective that unites the work and interests of the participating scholars is to analyze and understand the profound and ongoing processes of changes in the ways citizens as individuals and in groups interact and act in and with digital society and culture. Given the intense pace of the development of communication technologies and their wide-ranging – if at times equivocal – impact on the way we live, think, and experience the world, it is our conviction that research has a major responsibility to keep up with and illuminate the social and cultural transformations this ensues, not least in terms of their significance for democracy.
The overall purpose of DECIDIS is threefold:
1. To provide scholars with a collegial forum, framework and inspiration for discussions that build on previous and ongoing research within the intersecting areas of digital citizenship, digital culture and digital society.
2. To become leading in the Scandinavian and international research agenda, initiating and furthering discussions in the Danish and international research environment on the basis of innovative theoretical, analytical, and methodological understandings of the research problem.
3. To provide a cutting-edge point of departure for the framing, planning, and conduct of research projects within the area of DECIDIS.
The purpose of this blog is to serve as an internal and not least external platform for communication about research, activities, publications, initiatives, and people.