Research workshop “Citizenship and Democracy”
September 11-12, 2017
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Organizers: and Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (NCCR Democracy)

The objective of this research workshop is twofold. First, we aim at fostering interdisciplinary academic discussions between DPDS students, members of the network, and other junior researchers interested in the study of citizenship and democracy. Each participant to the workshop will have the opportunity to present a research project or a working paper, and receive feedback from other scholars on their current research. Second, we aim at fostering collaboration and team-work among researchers by exchanging ideas, creating a network of researchers in the field, and sharing knowledge to initiate new projects. The second day will be devoted to developing new projects.

Program overview:

Monday, 11 September (Room AFL-E003)
09:30-10:00 Opening: Welcoming the Participants and presentation of
10:15-12:15 Panel I: Citizenship in (Non-)Democracies
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Panel II: Patterns of democratic participation
15:00-15:30 Presentation of past, present and possible projects
15:45-18:00 Workshop Session I: project mapping

Tuesday, 12 September (Room AFL-003)
10:00-12:00 Panel III: Challenges to democracy
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:00 Working Session II: project mapping
16:15-17:00 Evaluation and closing of the workshop

Full program here

If you wish to attend the workshop, please register by sending an email to by September 6, 2017.

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