06 Feb

Good question: How far can protests go?

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 February 2024


Room M210 & online Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

How far can protests go? Having long preoccupied the German public, this question has risen to renewed prominence in recent weeks. Julia Zilles therefore discusses the issue at this event. Since 2014, the social scientist has been conducting research into local conflicts and social polarization. She is currently continuing this work at the SOFI Institute of Sociological Research in Göttingen.

In today’s lecture, Zilles raises the issue of whether it is legitimate for public protests to block road traffic and prevent drivers from getting to work (or wherever else they need to go) on time.

She argues that protests oblige everyone to shoulder responsibility, and that they have a corrective impact. Accordingly, she contends that protests can essentially go very far indeed. Specifically, they can disrupt everyday life, be unpleasant and annoy both politicians and society.

This event is part of the series “Good question – Ethics talks at LMU”, organized by the Center for Ethics and Philosophy in Practice (CEPP).

The event will be held in German. Registration is required. For more information, please visit the CEPP website.

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