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Mediating the Future: The Social Dynamics of Public Projections

Project description

Explaining how public expectations evolve

People usually try to anticipate the future in order to make sense of it and adapt to what may happen as an implication of important issues. The sources of these projections include elections, crises and wars as well as other events that are communicated, formulated and negotiated via the media. This complex process has an enormous impact on societies and their expectations or actions and, thus, requires deep understanding. The EU-funded PROFECI project will study the dynamics of public projections in an interdisciplinary approach, by focusing on several retrospective case studies (Brexit referendum, the war in Syria) and three real-time case studies. PROFECI will explain how projections evolve, how politicians contribute to them and how they can be publicly adopted.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 499 732

Beneficiaries (1)

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 499 732
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments