arenaARENA – the Centre for European Studies at University of Oslo is arranging a winter school in cooperation with the Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University. The winter school takes place in Kraków in 7-15 February 2015 and is titled ‘Democracy, expertise and power: the role of experts in modern European societies“.

The winter school is free of charge and it is open for PhD and MA students from all countries, as well as alumni and other participants interested in the topic. Students who complete the course will obtain 5 ECTS.

Some of the key questions in focus in the winter school include:

  • Who is an expert?
  • What is knowledge?
  • How can we reconcile expertise with various types of democracy?
  • What is the role of academia in contemporary society and what are the implications of public-private partnership?
  • What is the role of mass/social media in developing social movements and democracy?

The organisers cover accomodation, participation and teaching materials. Participants are expected to cover their travel costs and living expenses while in Krakow.

Deadline for applications: 30 December 2014

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