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is a non-partisan and non-profit association of researchers. Started as an informal network by female academics in 2011, it gathers young and experienced researchers from diverse disciplines dedicated to the study of democracy.

During the academic year 2015-2016, DemocracyNet.eu members based at the University of Zurich are organising a series of events on the theme “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms.”

Our next public event: Democracy and the Role of Intellectuals
Podium discussion, October 20, 2016, at 6.30 pm, University of Zurich

DemocracyNet.eu has two major objectives: Foster the exchange between academics, and between academics and practitioners, and transfer academic knowledge into society. The members of our network are interested in getting in touch with other researchers and practitioners to develop collaborations serving these aims.

Information about the network, its past activities, its current projects, and its members is available on this website. You can also learn more about how to get involved in the network here.

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 1. June 2015
 

How to make empirical and theoretical research “cross-fertilize”? What can political theorists contribute in interdisciplinary research? And how should they react when their ideas are ‘misused’ in politics?

Miriam Ronzoni, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Manchester, accepted to share her views on these and other questions during her stay as Corti Fellow of the Ethics Centre of the University of Zurich.

Miriam Ronzoni on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”

The interview took place at the University of Zurich on April 28, 2016. It constitutes a contribution to our 2015-2016 events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms.”

Here to the whole list of our podcasts

Interview and jingle by Alice el-Wakil.
Music “Sunday Lovers” by Monday Night Fever.

 10. June 2016
 

We are glad to invite you to the public lecture of Alex Demirovic on June 9, 2016, in Zurich. This public event is the third event organized in the frame of the events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms.”

Alex Demirovic, whom we have the chance to also welcome as external expert for the academic workshop “Contextualizing Democracy” (June 9-10), will question the relation between the exconomic context and democracy: “Democracy and Capitalism – Or Economic Democracy?”

Demirovic’s presentation will be followed by a critical comment and discussion with the Professor for Business Administration and Theories of the Firm Andreas Scherer (University of Zurich). The event will be moderated by the political philosopher Vanessa Rampton (ETH Zurich).

Time: 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.
Place: Main building of the University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, room KOL-G-201 (Aula).
Map here

The event is co-organized by DemocracyNet.eu and Denknetz.
With the generous support of UZH Graduate Campus.

 12. May 2016
 

What role do political philosophers have in democratic societies? Can normative theories harm? And how to avoid it?

Philippe Van Parijs, Professor at the Hoover Chair of economic and social ethics, accepted to share his perspective on these and other questions on how to bridge facts and norms in democracy studies.

Philippe Van Parijs on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”

This interview took place at the University of Zurich on February 19, 2016, after DemocracyNet.eu’s “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy” workshop. It constitutes a contribution to our 2015-2016 events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms.”

Here to the whole list of our podcasts

Interview and jingle by Alice el-Wakil.
Music “Sunday Lovers” by Monday Night Fever.

 4. March 2016