• 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…

  • 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…

  • CfP: “Political Representation in Democratic Systems” Workshop

    The Call for Papers for the annual DPDS and DemocracyNet research workshop is now online! We invite abstract submissions from junior researchers (PhD and Postdoc levels) interested in theoretical, normative, legal, or empirical issues related to political representation by June 10, 2019. Please find the workshop description and the details for application here: https://democracynet.eu/ws2019/ The workshop will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Jane Mansbridge.