• CfP: “Vested Interests and Democracy” Workshop

    The next DemocracyNet and Doctoral Program Democracy Studies workshop will take place on December 9-10, 2021, at the University of Zurich, and the Call for Papers is now open! We invite early career researchers (including PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers) from a broad range of disciplines who are interested in democracy studies in general, and in the study of interest groups and interest representation in particualr to submit an abstract of up to 500 words and a short CV to olivier.ruchet@uzh.ch by Friday, September 10.You can find the complete workshop description and the details for application here. The workshop will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Emanuela Ceva. It is…

  • One Year with Covid-19

    Out now! One Year with Covid-19 edited by Christian Ewert and Lea Heyne DemocracyNet’s retrospective on one year with the Covid-19 pandemic Update! April 1st, 2021 One Year with Covid-19 is now available as a printed book as well! In collaboration with Books on Demand, Norderstedt, DemocracyNet is happy announce that the book is as of today availabe in physical form. Get your copy now in book stores, online retailers, or the Books on Demand online store. Here are the book’s details:Title: One Year with Covid-19Editors: Christian Ewert and Lea HeyneDistributor: BOD – Books on Demand, NorderstedtISBN: 9783753402284 All revenues (if any) will be used to donate copies to public…

  • DemocracyNet in 2020: the highlights!

    Research events DemocracyNet’s Virtual RetreatWith presentations by 4 DemocracyNet members Online Mercator Workshop “Revisiting the Challenges of Democratic Inclusion in Theory & Practice”With presentations by 9 international junior scholars, keynote speeches by 3 international senior scholars and a panel discussion by 3 international subject experts Transfer events Abstimm-Bar on the popular initiative “Mehr Bezahlbare Wohnungen” Abstimm-Bar on the facultative referendum “Beschaffung neuer Kampfflugzeuge” Book project “One year of Covid-19: DemocracyNet’s Retrospective” (more on this soon!) New members Alix d’Agostino, Azucena Morán, Francesco Veri, Giada Gianola, Jan-Erik Refle, Johannes Besch Many thanks to the wonderful members, organisers, guests, hosts, and collaborating organisations who made this challenging year so exciting for our…