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.

Maija Setälä on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”

 

Maija Setälä, Professor of political science at the University of Turku, shares her perspective as both a political theorist and an experimental political scientist on the question of the relation between empirical and normative research in (deliberative) democracy, but also on her successful experience as a member of an expert committee responsible for proposing a new direct democratic institution in Finland.

This interview was recorded in Grindelwald, Switzerland, on January 19, 2017.

Interview and jingle by Alice el-Wakil.
Music “Sunday Lovers” by Monday Night Fever.

 

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: http://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 Cheneval who supported their application, to Lisa Brun for her administrative support, to Christoph Laszlo who designed the poster, to all their colleagues, families and friends who helped them planning, designing, and advertising our events, to Institut Zukunft and Denknetz who cooperated with them on two events, to the NCCR Democracy and the Centre for Democracy Studies in Aarau for diffusing their events, to all the University of Zurich staff who helped us with organizational and technical matters, and to the many people who joined us for the workshops and public events. Thank you!

Knowledge Transfer Award 2016

DemocracyNet.eu is very happy to announce that the organizers of the fotoseries were awarded with the NCCR Democracy Knowledge Transfer Award for “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”. This award recognizes special achievements in transferring knowledge gathered in NCCR research into society, targeting non-academic groups.

The organizers of this series want to thank the NCCR Democracy for this award, which would again not have been possible without the help of all the people mentioned above.

Upcoming activities

While the event series is over, the podcast channel “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” will continue to be updated.

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