Sebastian Berg is a research assistant and doctoral candidate in the research group “Democracy and Digitalization”. He studied political science and public law at Trier University. In his master thesis “Entendre des voix. Desidentifizierung und das Vernehmen der Gemeinschaft aus demokratietheo-retischer Perspektive”, he reconstructed the term “desidentification” in the work of Jacques Rancière, to explore systematically the relationship of aesthetics and politics in the author’s emancipatory claim of participation.

Sebastian is interested in the epistemic foundations of democratic norms and concepts, their genealogy and how they change through social practices and technological affordances. He has a special interest in the understanding of political agency and the democratic claim to contingency under the circumstances of digitalization. At the Weizenbaum Institute, he focuses on how new forms of digital ordering are established through data politics, how institutions adapt, and how the rationality of democratic governance changes.

Since 11/2017
Research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, research group 12 “Democracy and Digitalization”

10/2011-12/2017
Studies in Political Science and Public Law at Trier University (M.A.)

 

Recent publications

Eyert, Florian and Sebastian Berg (2018): Ein neues Recht für die digitale Gesellschaft? Tagungsbericht „Demokratie und Künstliche Intelligenz“ (Trier), theorieblog.de.

Position

Research assistant and doctoral candidate

Research Group 12:
Demokratie und Digitalisierung

Kontakt

Email:
sebastian.berg@wzb.eu

Forschungsfelder

Political agency & contingency in the context of digitalization,
Democratic theory and Science & Technology Studies,
Democratic data politics

Sebastian Berg is a research assistant and doctoral candidate in the research group “Democracy and Digitalization”. He studied political science and public law at Trier University. In his master thesis “Entendre des voix. Desidentifizierung und das Vernehmen der Gemeinschaft aus demokratietheo-retischer Perspektive”, he reconstructed the term “desidentification” in the work of Jacques Rancière, to explore systematically the relationship of aesthetics and politics in the author’s emancipatory claim of participation.

Sebastian is interested in the epistemic foundations of democratic norms and concepts, their genealogy and how they change through social practices and technological affordances. He has a special interest in the understanding of political agency and the democratic claim to contingency under the circumstances of digitalization. At the Weizenbaum Institute, he focuses on how new forms of digital ordering are established through data politics, how institutions adapt, and how the rationality of democratic governance changes.

Since 11/2017
Research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, research group 12 “Democracy and Digitalization”

10/2011-12/2017
Studies in Political Science and Public Law at Trier University (M.A.)

 

Recent publications

Eyert, Florian and Sebastian Berg (2018): Ein neues Recht für die digitale Gesellschaft? Tagungsbericht „Demokratie und Künstliche Intelligenz“ (Trier), theorieblog.de.