• 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…

  • 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.

  • CfP: “Democratic Participation” Workshop

    Call for Papers Annual Research Workshop 2018 “Democratic participation: theoretical and empirical perspectives” September 13-14, 2018 University of Zurich, Switzerland Organizers: DemocracyNet and Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS, University of Zurich) Full Call for Papers and guidelines for application and participation Topic of the Workshop Citizen participation is broadly understood as a constitutive element of democracy. Without people discussing public affairs and voting, representative democracies are hollowed out and decay. While some political actors and commentators lament the low political turnout in ordinary elections and the political disengagement of various groups of citizens (young people, minorities, lower classes), other ones experiment new ways to try and revive the civic flame.…