AVLYST: Teoriseminar: It Takes Time: Forecasts, Democracy, and Academia

Tor 7 juni 2018
Tid: 13:15 Sted: NUPI Språk: Engelsk Ledige plasser: 11
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Dette teoriseminaret er dessverre avlyst.

Piki Ish-Shalom er professor på Institutt for internasjonale relasjoner ved The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Han er interessert i spørsmål rundt etikk og internasjonale relasjoner, sammenhengen mellom å teoretisere det politiske og politisere det teoretiske, den politiske oppbyggingen av sosial kunnskap, og i å utforske og praktisere ansvarlig akademia.

Teoriseminaret tar utgangspunkt I følgende tekst:

«Forecasting commences various processes that interact with social reality ‎and affect its ‎course of evolvement. Additionally, forecasting may be founded on ‎theoretical research ‎that is grounded on normative commitments and assumptions. ‎

Hence, forecasting may ‎inject the moral commitments embedded in the forecast into ‎the evolvement of social ‎reality. Hence, and judging from a democratic perspective, ‎forecasting may involve ‎prioritizing and empowerment of certain interests and values ‎over others, and may end ‎up distorting democratic processes.

This is especially ‎problematic and distorting if the ‎theoretician who forecasts does not belong to the ‎democratic or democratizing ‎community being forecasted. This possibility requires us ‎to think if and how a ‎democratically proper forecasting is possible, especially on issues ‎involving democracy ‎and the spread of democracy and democratic norms.

My ‎proposal is to forecast as ‎theoretician-citizens in a participatory and deliberative way ‎in the public sphere and ‎through civil society”