Conflicts and confidence-building in online deliberation processes

Social and institutional conditions for the development of political trust in conflictual online deliberation.

  • What contribution can conflictual online deliberation in a pluralistic society make towards building trust in democratic norms?
  • What are the social mechanisms of political confidence-building in conflictual online deliberation and under what conditions will these mechanisms become effective?
  • Which escalation dynamics can evolve in controversial debates in various contexts of online communication?
  • What impact do the social embeddedness and institutional design of online deliberation have on conflict patterns and trust?