Daten zum Projekt

The Public (Re-)Negotiation of Intergenerational Solidarity and Responsibility in the Corona-Pandemic - Media Discourse Analysis and Ethical Evaluation (PRISMAE)

Initiative: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (beendet)
Bewilligung: 10.12.2020
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr 6 Monate


In public and policy debates on the Coronavirus-pandemic, ideas of solidarity and responsibility between the generations emerge as a central but unclear and ambiguous point of reference. Combining sociological analysis and ethical reflection of the media discourse in Germany, the project critically explores the moral and political significance as well as the ongoing public (re-)negotiation of intergenerational solidarity and responsibility in the context of COVID-19. The results not only provide urgently needed clarification and orientation regarding crucial normative principles in the current crisis. They also offer a chance to address and discuss the fundamental moral constitution of intergenerational relations in contemporary aging societies.


  • Dr. Larissa Pfaller

    Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Institut für Soziologie

  • Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda

    Universität Oldenburg
    Fakultät VI: Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften
    Abteilung Ethik in der Medizin
    Department für Versorgungsforschung