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Democratic theory Participatory, deliberative, agonistic, radical democracy Empirical participation studies New forms of political engagement Online engagement and digital space Social movements, protest, and citizens initiatives Identity, subjectivity, gender


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Dr Hans Asenbaum is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. His research interests include identity and inclusion in new participatory spaces, digital politics, and theories of deliberative, participatory and radical democracy.  His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, New Media & Society, Communication Theory, Politics & Gender, the European Journal of Social Theory, and Political Studies. Hans is Co-convener of the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association in the UK.

After defending his thesis at the University of Westminster, he held a position as Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. He has been invited for research visits and public lectures in Germany, Brazil, and Australia and received several grants and scholarships.

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Research Output

Making a Difference: Toward a Feminist Democratic Theory in the Digital Age

Asenbaum, H., 1 Mar 2020, In : Politics and Gender. 16, 1, p. 230-257 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The Politics of Becoming: Disidentification as Radical Democratic Practice

    Asenbaum, H., 8 Jul 2020, In : European Journal of Social Theory. p. 1–19 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • What is democratic theory?

    Dean, R., Gagnon, J-P. & Asenbaum, H., 2019, In : Democratic Theory. 6, 2, p. 5–20 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • Anonymity and Democracy: Absence as Presence in the Public Sphere

    Asenbaum, H., 1 Aug 2018, In : American Political Science Review. 112, 3, p. 459-472 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)