Research grant awarded to Daniel Loick from the German Gerda Henkel-Foundation. The grant will fund two PhD candidates starting in 2022.
The project: 1.) sharpens the concept of “abolition democracy” as a productive contribution to the current debate on democratic theory, encompassing a confrontational, violence-sensitive and social component, 2) explores what impulses can come from abolitionism as a political movement and philosophical approach for the reduction of social violence in the coming democracy, 3) reflects on the transnational transferability of local experiences with social transformation processes to other contexts. Three subprojects address abolitionism as a contemporary political movement in North America (PhD project, subproject 1), as an element of decolonization efforts (PhD project, subproject 2), and as a theory of democracy (research project of the PI, subproject 3).