Daniel Gloris, MA

Political Cohesion: Narrowing the gap between Political Theory and Empirical Social Research
I am interested in examining the implications for political theory of the Rawlsian so called “factum of pluralism” and the challenge of reasonable disagreement over a wide range of topics. Is this “factum” in western liberal democracies currently growing, or not? How can these notions be understood? Assuming, we have evidence for such a trend, are democracies able to transform the political ramification into a productive resource on the behalf of the democratic stability? Or should we conceive this as a potential threat or challenge? I will try to answer these pressing questions while combining a theoretical normative approach with a quantitative empirical analysis.

Supervision: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuck

Contact: daniel.gloris@tu-dortmund.de