What can be considered “political participation”? How should researchers approach democratic participation, both theoretically and empirically? What forms of participation are necessary for democratic systems? What is the relationship between participation and democratic decision-making? How can desirable forms of participation be promoted? Where are the limits to democratic participation? Who is excluded from political participation?

These and other questions will be explored on September 13 and 14, 2018, by the participants to the research workshop

Democratic Participation: theoretical and empirical perspectives
Full program here

The workshop is co-organized by DemocracyNet and the Doctoral Program Democracy Studies of the University of Zurich.

The first day of the workshop will be followed by the public lecture

 “A Return to Basic Research in the Study of Democracy

by Jean-Paul Gagnon.
Free entrance, no registration needed.
Location: Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich, Lecture hall RAA-G-15
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Apéro sponsored by the Peer-Group poliTics

 

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