• DemocracyNet.eu workshop: “Contextualizing Democracy: Culture, Capitalism, Inequalities”

    The workshop “Contextualizing Democracy: Culture, Capitalism, Inequalities,” the second of two workshops organized within the “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” events series, took place at the University of Zurich on June 9-10, 2016. 10 speakers (PhDs and Postdocs) presented their work and obtained feedback from our four discussants, Alex Demirovic (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Silja Häusermann (University of Zurich), Urs Marti (University of Zurich), and Stefanie Walter (University of Zurich). The discussions were inspiring – and useful! – thanks to our speakers’ and discussants’ engagement through all three panels. Please find the report of this workshop with the abstracts of the presentations here.

  • The role of researchers in democracy: Advice from populism researchers

    The International Conference in ‘Populism and Democracy’ organized by the second module of the research project NCCR DEMOCRACY, ‘Populism in times of Globalization and Mediatization’, hosted a panel discussion titled “Populism: A challenge for democracy, a challenge for research?” on June 28, 2016, in Zurich. Top-researchers in the field of populism studies shared their views on the advancement of research on populism, but also on the role of populism scholars in democratic debates. As this topic is at the center of the upcoming and final event of the events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms,” and that the advice of Daniele Albertazzi, Frank Esser, Cas Mudde, Matthijs Rooduijn, and Marco…

  • “Democracy and Capitalism – Or Economic Democracy?”

    The third public event of our events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” took place on June 9, 2016, at the University of Zurich, thanks to the support of Graduate Campus UZH. A large audience attended the lecture of the philosopher and sociologist Alex Demirovic on “Democracy and Capitalism – Or Economic Democracy?” in the Aula of the University of Zurich. Those who couldn’t make it can learn more about what was discussed: By watching the video of the event: By reading Lukas Peter’s report of the event below Summary of the event, by Lukas Peter In the first part of the event, Alex Demirovic offered a lecture on the…