• DemocracyNet in 2018: a year in numbers

     1 1 academic workshop with 11 speakers DemocracyNet Research Workshop, University of Zurich “Democratic Participation: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives” o 6 public events with 14 guests from politics, civil society, and academia Public Lecture “A Return to Basic Research in the Study of Democracy” by Jean-Paul Gagnon Five Abstimm-Bars (discussion forums about upcoming popular votes in Switzerland) at Karl der Grosse “No-Billag” Initiative, “Vollgeld” Initiative, “Fair-Food” Initiative, “Selbstbestimmungsinitiative,” and Referendum gegen die Überwachung von Sozialversicherten o 7 new members from 6 institutions and various disciplines of democracy studies Odile Ammann, Jean-Paul Gagnon, Libby Maman-Burstein, Daniel Mususa, Jonathan Rinne, Victor Sanchez-Mazas, and Arno Stirnimann o Over 700 followers on Twitter and Facebook…

  • DemocracyNet in 2017

    Academic workshop “Citizenship and Democracy” at the University of Zurich Public events Participation in the “Reclaim Democracy” Congress Scavenger hunt on Democracy “Tour de la démocratie” at La Dérivée Discursive experiment “Yverdon-les-Bains demain?” at La Dérivée Democratic experiment “Apéro Votations” at La Dérivée New members Palmo Brunner, Christian Ewert, Deborah Kalte, Matteo Laruffa, and Henri-Pierre Mottironi New social media presence You can now find DemocracyNet on ResearchGate and on Twitter! Follow @DemocracyNet_ New podcast Maija Setälä on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” … And plenty of projects for 2018! Thank you to all the wonderful guests, hosts, and collaborating organizations who made it possible for our association to realize all…

  • Announcement: Partner’s event

    DemocracyNet.eu is one of the 23 institutions supporting Denknetz and the Seminar for Sociology at the University of Basel for the Congress Reclaim Democracy. The congress will take place from February 2-4, 2017 at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The aim of the congress is to bring together academics and practitioners and discuss how democracy and human rights can be defended against economic imperatives, xenophobia and authoritarianism. This will be done in five plenary sessions and over 50 workshops. Keynote speakers include Alberto Acosta, Jodi Dean, Srécko Horvat and Gurminder Bhambra. The topics of the congress will rage from theoretical foundations of democracy, globalization, capitalism, nationalism, racism, ecology, Buen Vivir,…