The research workshop “Citizenship and Democracy,” organized by DemocracyNet.eu and the Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS), took place at the University of Zurich on September 11-12.

It enabled all 17 participants to engage in interdisciplinary academic discussions with other DPDS students, members of the association DemocracyNet.eu, and other researchers working in the field of democracy studies.

Three panels

The academic discussions were structured in three panels: Citizenship in (Non-)Democracies, Patterns of democratic participation, and Challenges to democracy. The 7 papers presented offered a variety of approaches and focused on different issues regarding citizenship and democracy. Each speaker received detailed and constructive feedback from their discussants and from all the participants to the workshop, who engaged in insightful discussions.

Working sessions

Next to the panels, all participants were invited to adopt an active role and to start thinking about projects and collaborations they would like to develop with or without the association DemocracyNet.eu. The working sessions aimed at fostering collaboration and team-work among researchers by exchanging ideas, creating a network of researchers in the field, and sharing knowledge. The second working session was specifically devoted to developing new projects.

Participants

Hans Asenbaum (University of Westminster, London), Palmo Brunner (University of Zurich), Alice el-Wakil (University of Zurich, ZDA), Lea Heyne (University of Zurich, ZDA), Deborah Kalte (ZDA), Matteo Laruffa (LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome), Spencer McKay (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Henri-Pierre Mottironi (University of Lausanne), Masakazu Ogami (University of Zurich), Koray Özdil (University of Zurich), Sarah Perry (University of Mannheim), Lukas Peter (University of Zurich), Marco Radojevic (University of Zurich), Martha Sandoval (University of Zurich, ZDA), Michael Strebel (University of Zurich), Jinyu Sun (University College London), Rebecca Welge (University of Zurich)

Full report, with abstracts of the presentations

 

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

Organizers: DemocracyNet.eu 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 DemocracyNet.eu 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 DemocracyNet.eu
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 DemocracyNet.eu: Presentation of past, present and possible projects
15:45-18:00 Workshop Session I: DemocracyNet.eu 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: DemocracyNet.eu 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 lukas.peter@ife.uzh.ch by September 6, 2017.

 

Call for Papers: Upcoming Research Workshop

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

Organizers: DemocracyNet.eu and Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (NCCR Democracy)

Full Call for Papers and guidelines for application and participation

General information

The objective of this research workshop is twofold.

  • On the first day, we aim at fostering interdisciplinary academic discussions between DPDS students, members of the DemocracyNet.eu 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 junior or senior scholars on their current research.
  • On the second day, we aim at fostering collaboration and team-work among junior researchers by exchanging ideas, strengthen a network of researchers in the field, and sharing knowledge to initiate new research and knowledge transfer projects in the frame of DemocracyNet.eu.

The research workshop is part of the Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS), and is open for DPDS members, members of the Swiss PhD network DS and other interested PhDs and Postdocs. Doctoral students will be awarded 1 ECTS for successful participation, and 2 ECTS for participation and presentation.

Application

Please specify what you would like to present during the workshop sessions and send a short description of your research project and your personal details to Lea Heyne (lea.heyne@zda.uzh.ch) by June 15, 2017.

We acknowledge receipt of all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week’s time, you should assume we did not receive your proposal.

Registration information

The workshop is free of charge. Please get in contact as soon as possible if you require any grants for travel or accommodation costs.

 

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