• One Year with Covid-19

    OUT NOW One year with Covid-19 edited by Christian Ewert and Lea Heyne Download PDF here: One Year with Covid-19, PDF, 2MBDownload EPUB here: One Year with Covid-19, EPUB, 1MB Even though this pandemic is far from over, we decided that now is a good time to draw an initial conclusion: How has one year of Covid-19 changed democracy? The idea behind this book is very simple. We have asked democracy researchers from a wide range of disciplines and countries what the implications are for democracy after one year with Covid-19. What challenges and opportunities does Covid-19 pose for democratic representation, participation, and decision-making? What weaknesses and strengths of individual…

  • 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…

  • DemocracyNet in 2019: the highlights!

    Research workshop “Political Representation in Democratic Systems” With presentations by 10 international junior scholars Public lecture by Jane Mansbridge “Recursive Representation in the Shadow of Populism“ Transfer events Abstimm-Bar on the AHV-Steuer Deal and Wähl-Bar on the Swiss national election 2019 New members Dannica Fleuss, Nargiz Hajiyeva, Laetitia Ramelet, Olivier Ruchet, Marew Abebe Salemot, and Chiara Valsangiacomo Many thanks to the wonderful members, organizers, guests, hosts, and collaborating organizations who made this year so exciting for our association! And happy holidays!