Scientists from various disciplines are conducting research on Internet and Democracy at the DIID:

  • How is digitization changing communication in different areas of society?
  • How can online applications be used and designed to enhance democratic participation and collaborative decision-making?
  • How can participatory online communication be structured, analyzed and protected against manipulation?
  • Which democratically destructive forces are at work and how can conflicts be resolved online?

These and other questions provide the basis for our research projects.