Johann Asenbaum

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Politics and International Relations | Department

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Since September 2016 Politics and International Relations Studentship, Centre for the Study of Democracy, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster

March 2014 – August 2016 PhD programme Social Sciences, special field: Political Science at the University of Vienna, supervisor: Prof Dr Dieter Segert

October 2006 – March 2012 Master programme Political Science, Univeristy of Vienna, Graduation with Distincion

September 2005 – May 2006 One year studies Bachelor studies of Social Sciences, City University New York (CUNY)

Studies and research abroad

June 2011 One month field study in Moscow, Russia: Interviews and background research for Masters thesis with a scholarship of the University of Vienna

Febuary – June 2009 One semester Master studies at the Kuban State University of Krasnodar, Russia, Joint Study scholarship

Since April 2013 Scientific Online Tutor of the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, Master Studies Political Science “Governance”: Teaching Courses: “Governanace – An Introduction”, “Regional Governance”, “Foundations of Governance Analysis”

September – January 2016 Seminar "Democratic Innovations", Bachelor Studies Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London

March 2015 – July 2015 Seminar “Democracy and Democratic Innovation in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe”, Bachelor Studies Political Science, University of Vienna

October 2013 – January 2014 Seminar “Socialism, State Socialism, Democracy – Authoritarian and Emancipatory Tendencies”, Bachelor Studies Political Science, University of Vienna

July 2013 Seminar “Parlamentarism”, FernUniversität Hagen, Nuremberg, Germany, Bachelor Studies Political Science, together with Nils Brockmann

March – July 2011 Tutor for the lecture „The Philosophy of Democracy“ by Prof Dr Erwin Bader, Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Publications

Monographies

Demokratie im Umbruch – Alternative Gesellschaftsentwürfe der russischen Perestroikabewegung [Democracy in Times of Change – Alternative Social Concepts of the Russian Perestroika Movement], New Academic Press, Vienna, 2013.

Articles

Facilitating Inclusion: Austrian Wisdom Councils as Democratic Innovation between Consensus and Diversity, Journal of Public Deliberation, Vol. 12, Nr. 2, 2016, pp. 1-11. http://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol12/iss2/art7/

Laughing Out Loud in the Age of Postidentity: Anonymous, Cyborg Activism and Contested Space on the Internet, New Media and Society, under review, 2016.

Viele Dritte Wege – Alternative Demokratiekonzepte der russischen Informellenbewegung in den Perestroika-Jahren [Many Third Ways – Alternative Democratic Concepts in the Russian Informal Movement During Perestroika], Momentum Quarterly – Zeitschrift für sozialen Fortschritt, Vol. 1, Nr. 4, 2012, pp. 218-232.

Imagined Alternatives – A History of Ideas in Russia’s Perestroika, Socialist History, Schwerpunkt: Reform Communism, Nr. 42, 2012, pp. 1-24.

Think inside the Box! Über die Kolonisierung des Denkens neoliberaler Subjekte durch disziplinierende Mediendiskurse [Think inside the Box! About the Colonization of the Mind of Neoliberal Subjects by Disciplinary Media Discourse], Respektive – Zeitbuch für Gegenblicke, Nr. 2, 2011, pp. 40-51.

Conference Papers

Revisiting E-topia, IPSA Conference: Communication, Democracy, and Digital Technology, Rovinj, Croatia, October 2015.

Demokratische Innovationen zwischen Konsens und Diversität – Theorie, Umsetzung und Potential am Beispiel von Bürger_innenräten [Democratic Innovations between Consensus and Diversity – Theory, Implimentation and Potentials by the Example of Citicen Councils], University of Vienna, November 2014.

Auf dem Weg zur deliberativen Geschlechterdemokratie? [On the Path to Deliberative Gender Democracy?], Congress: „Momentum 14: Emancipation“, Hallstatt, Austria, October 2014.

Anonymous als Demokratiebewegung? Eine Analyse von Inhalten, Ideen und Ideologien [Anonymous as Democracy Movement? An Analysis of Contents, Ideas and Ideologies], University of Hildesheim, Germany, September 2014.

Geschlechterdemokratie im Gespräch – Eine empirische Studie zum Potential von Bürger_innenräten die Ideale deliberativer Demokratie zu verwirklichen [Gender Democracy in Conversation – An Empirical Study Deliberative Democracy in Citizen Councils], University of Innsbruck, Austria, September 2013.

Unfassbare Alternativen – Zur Reichweite der Totalitarismustheorie zur Erforschung sozialer Bewegungen [Uncomprehensibel Alternatives – About the Usability of Totalitarism Thoery for the Studies of Social Movements], University of Graz, Austria, November 2012.

Viele Dritte Wege – Alternative Demokratiekonzepte der russischen Informellenbewegung in den Perestroika-Jahren [Many Third Ways – Alternative Democratic Concepts in the Russian Informal Movement During Perestroika], Congress: „Momentum 12: Democracy“, Hallstatt, Austria, September 2012.

Reform Communism from Below – Alternative Democratic Ideas of the Russian Informal Movement During the Perestroika Period, Conference: „Reform communism since 1945 in comparative historical perspective“, University of East Anglia School of History, Great Britain, October 2011.

2017

Cyborg Activism: Exploring the reconfigurations of democratic subjectivity in Anonymous (2017)
Asenbaum, H. 2017. Cyborg Activism: Exploring the reconfigurations of democratic subjectivity in Anonymous. New Media & Society.

2016

Facilitating Inclusion: Austrian Wisdom Councils as Democratic Innovation between Consensus and Diversity (2016)
Asenbaum, H. 2016. Facilitating Inclusion: Austrian Wisdom Councils as Democratic Innovation between Consensus and Diversity. Journal of Public Deliberation. 12 (2), p. Article 7.

2015

Revisiting E-topia: A Dialogical Grounded Theory of Postidenties in Digital Democratic Innovations (2015)
Asenbaum, H. 2015. Revisiting E-topia: A Dialogical Grounded Theory of Postidenties in Digital Democratic Innovations. IPSA Conference: Communication, Democracy and Digital Technology. Rovinj, Croatia 02 to end of 03 Oct 2015

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