Governance, Citizenship and Participation

Research on governance, citizenship and participation has been a strength of our department for more than two decades, and covers a broad range of topics from explicit to more implicit forms of governance, diverse forms of science communication, and performing and studying public engagement exercises on emerging topics. Here we ask what it means to be a citizen in contemporary self-experimenting technoscientific societies. In particular, datafication and digitalization are opening up new challenges for our work, and offering fascinating opportunities to compare current discussions with those a decade ago. But citizenship and governance is also a concept family that can be explored in different domains, such as when open science is interrogated for its performance of new forms of scientific citizenship, or when the financial governance of universities is the object of attention.