Schwarmdemokratie 978-3-16-155165-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Law

Jens Kersten

Schwarmdemokratie

Der digitale Wandel des liberalen Verfassungsstaats

[Swarm Democracy. The Digital Transformation of the Liberal State.]

2017. XVIII, 317 pages.
24,00 €
sewn paper
ISBN 978-3-16-155165-9
available
Published in German.
On the one hand, the liberal state has to embrace the democratic potential of these swarms to keep in touch with (digital) communication of society. On the other though, the state has to protect democratic institutions, such as parliament and the free mandate, against attacks from swarms.
The swarm has become one of the most powerful and controversial political symbols of today's network society. Web 2.0 and social media enable citizens to unfold political emergence in form of human swarms. On the one hand, the liberal state has to embrace the democratic potential of these swarms to keep in touch with (digital) communication of society. On the other though, the state has to protect democratic institutions, such as parliament and the free mandate, against attacks from swarms. By establishing swarm contacts, the liberal state hat to transform itself – at least partly – into a swarm democracy.
Authors/Editors

Jens Kersten Geboren 1967; Studium der Rechtswissenschaft in Heidelberg, Leeds (GB) und Bonn; 1994 Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen in Köln; 1998 Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen in Berlin; 1999 Promotion; 2004 Habilitation; 2006–07 Professur für Raumplanungs- und Umweltrecht an der Universität Dortmund; 2007–08 Professur für Öffentliches Recht und Wirtschaftsrecht an der Universität Bayreuth; seit 2008 Professur für Öffentliches Recht und Verwaltungswissenschaften an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; 2012–13 Carson Professor am Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 15. Dezember 2017, 12 (Lisa Herzog)
In: Polizei-Newsletter — http://polizei-newsletter.de/wordpress/?cat=1 (9/2017) (Holger Plank)