• DemocracyNet in 2018: a year in numbers

    An 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 o…

  • DemocracyNet.eu workshop: “Citizenship and Democracy”

    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,…

  • DemocracyNet.eu à La Dérivée: APÉRO VOTATIONS

    Les prochaines votations fédérales arrivent le 24 septembre, et comme chaque fois, on comprend pas toujours tout. Du coup, si vous non plus vous ne voulez pas nécessairement passer des heures à tout lire sur ces sujets tout-e seul-e, ou si vous voulez partager votre savoir éclairé avec d’autres personnes intéressées, on vous invite à venir en apprendre plus sur les sujets soumis au vote populaire et à papoter AVS et sécurité alimentaire lors d’un APÉRO VOTATIONS le dimanche 3 Septembre de 18h à 19h30 à La Dérivée au Quai de Nogent Yverdon-les-Bains DemocracyNet.eu a invité à La Dérivée deux experts concernés par ces votations (Noémie Roten, collaboratrice scientifique à…