• 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 13, 2020Call 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 about the challenges as well as opportunities of democratic inclusion in a comprehensive and holistic way. Therefore, the…

  • Abstimm-Bar «Beschaffung neuer Kampfflugzeuge»

    DemocracyNet lädt zur Diskussion ein Nachdem 2014 der Kauf neuer Kampfjets an der Urne abgelehnt wurde, soll nun das Schweizer Volk darüber abstimmen, ob die Armee den Milliarden-Kredit für neue Kampfjets erhält. Ist diese Beschaffung notwendig, damit die Luftwaffe nicht bald ohne Flugzeuge dasteht? Oder ist sie unnötig und zu teuer? Bei der nächsten «Abstimm-Bar» am 10.09.2020 erfährst du, um was genau es bei der Abstimmung geht. In einem ersten Schritt werden unsere Gäste deshalb alle wichtigen Informationen zur Vorlage darlegen sowie ihre Argumente aus Befürworter- und Gegnersicht präsentieren. Danach bist du an der Reihe und herzlich dazu eingeladen – vielleicht mit einem Bier oder Mineral – in kleineren Gruppen…

  • 2020: Yearly workshop postponed

    As we have witnessed over the past months, the Covid-19 emergency has affected everybody’s lives and keeps having a large impact on society. We as academics are not exempted from this. Among the least harmful and yet unpleasant consequences, many academic events and conferences have been postponed or cancelled altogether. During the last meeting of the managing board of DemocracyNet, we decided to postpone our yearly workshop and public lecture on “Vested Interests.” We are looking to reschedule the event, which will most likely take place, according to tradition, in early September 2021. We will keep you informed about future developments. As a replacement, the members of our association will…