• “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”: A look back on our event series 2015-2016

    The event series “Democracy: Bridging facts and Norms” has come to an end! Thanks to the financial support of a Graduate Campus Grant from the University of Zurich, six public and academic events took place between November 2015 and October 2016. Please find a recap of the entire series as well as videos and reports of each event here: https://democracynet.eu/activities/events15-16/ The organizers of this series, Alice el-Wakil, Lea Heyne and Lukas Peter, are also extremely grateful to all the speakers who took part of in this year, to Karima Bousbah, Antoinette Scherz, Rebecca Welge and Doreen Spörer-Wagner for encouraging them to prepare this events series, to Daniele Caramani and Francis…

  • 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: Bridging Facts and Norms” series officially launched

    The events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” has now officially started – with a promising start! The opening discussion about the Limits of Democracy took place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in the Aula of the University of Zurich. Many of the topics we intend to touch upon in our 2015-2016 project were introduced and debated in a very thoughtful and interesting way by our speakers and moderator – Daniele Caramani, Francis Cheneval, Rosmarie Quadranti, Rudolf Strahm, and Daniel Binswanger. We are very thankful to them for sharing their perspective on this important topic, as well as to the large audience for coming and participating! Those who couldn’t make…