• “Revisiting the challenges of democratic inclusion in theory & practice” workshop

    The Call for Registration for our upcoming workshop “Revisiting the challenges of democratic inclusion in theory & practice” is now open. The workshop will take place on November 16-18, 2020, at the University of Zurich.  The full program is available here Auditors interested in attending the workshop can apply by registering here (Deadline: October 30, 2020).  The workshop will take place in a hybrid format with in-person and online elements (as the COVID-19 situation permits). Please consult the Safety Concept of the University of Zurich. The number of spots is limited; the selection will be on a first come, first served basis. The lead organizers for this workshop are Palmo Brunner, Masakazu Ogami,…

  • DemocracyNet’s first e-retreat: Report

    Amid of a special year characterized by the Covid19 emergency, the managing board decided to postpone the 2020 yearly workshop to hopefully safer and calmer times. To keep up the morale within our community, however, the managing board also decided to organize a special, online retreat for DemocracyNet members only. The event took place via Zoom on September 7th, 2020. The aim of this e-retreat was to give all of our members the chance to present their current projects and works in progress in a cordial, stimulating, and constructive environment. The topic and project format were completely open. The final program of the e-retreat included four presentations about four projects…

  • CfP: “Revisiting the challenges of democratic inclusion in theory & practice” workshop

    November 16-18, 2020 | University of Zurich, SwitzerlandCo-hosted by the Doctoral Program Democracy Studies and DemocracyNetAbstract Submission Deadline: September 25, 2020The deadline to submit paper abstracts (max 300 words) for the workshop has been extended to September 25, 2020.Call for Papers Workshop description Contemporary societies in today’s globalized world are shaped by ongoing disputes about how to draw boundaries of membership and who should have a claim to be included in a democratic polity. Especially cities, where now more than half of the world’s population lives, are developing new forms of inclusive governance and designing novel ways for political decision-making. In this light, it is vital to revisit and reflect…