• Call for registration: Get Involved! Projects workshop

    As the event series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” will come to an end on October 20, 2016, we are eager to start planning new activities, new workshops, and to foster new collaborations among democracy researchers with the association DemocracyNet.eu! We are thus organizing a DEMOCRACYNET.EU PROJECTS WORKSHOP on October 20, from 11.00 until 16.00, at the University of Zurich and would be glad to include new members in these projects! DemocracyNet.eu is an association for researchers and practitioners with a strong interest in democracy studies and democratic practices. It offers its members a light structure that enables them to organize academic workshops, more practice-oriented workshops, or public events. The…

  • 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.

  • DemocracyNet.eu workshop: “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy”

    The workshop “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy,” the first of two workshops organized within the “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” events series, took place at the University of Zurich on February 18-19. 12 participants (PhDs and Postdocs) presented papers and obtained feedback from our three discussants, Philippe Van Parijs (Université Catholique de Louvain), Monica Ferrin (University of Zurich), and Marco Steenbergen (University of Zurich). Lively and inspiring discussions took place among the participants and discussants on the presentations and on the ways to bridge theoretical and empirical research. Please find the report of this workshop here. Check the Call for Papers for our next workshop!