• Research workshop: “Democratic participation”

    What can be considered “political participation”? How should researchers approach democratic participation, both theoretically and empirically? What forms of participation are necessary for democratic systems? What is the relationship between participation and democratic decision-making? How can desirable forms of participation be promoted? Where are the limits to democratic participation? Who is excluded from political participation? These and other questions will be explored on September 13 and 14, 2018, by the participants to the research workshop “Democratic Participation: theoretical and empirical perspectives” Full program here The workshop is co-organized by DemocracyNet and the Doctoral Program Democracy Studies of the University of Zurich. The first day of the workshop will be followed…

  • DemocracyNet.eu workshop: “Citizenship and Democracy”

    The research workshop “Citizenship and Democracy,” organized by DemocracyNet.eu and the Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS), took place at the University of Zurich on September 11-12. It enabled all 17 participants to engage in interdisciplinary academic discussions with other DPDS students, members of the association DemocracyNet.eu, and other researchers working in the field of democracy studies. Three panels The academic discussions were structured in three panels: Citizenship in (Non-)Democracies, Patterns of democratic participation, and Challenges to democracy. The 7 papers presented offered a variety of approaches and focused on different issues regarding citizenship and democracy. Each speaker received detailed and constructive feedback from their discussants and from all the participants to the workshop,…

  • “Citizenship and Democracy” Research Workshop

    Research workshop “Citizenship and Democracy” September 11-12, 2017 University of Zurich, Switzerland Organizers: DemocracyNet.eu and Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (NCCR Democracy) The objective of this research workshop is twofold. First, we aim at fostering interdisciplinary academic discussions between DPDS students, members of the DemocracyNet.eu network, and other junior researchers interested in the study of citizenship and democracy. Each participant to the workshop will have the opportunity to present a research project or a working paper, and receive feedback from other scholars on their current research. Second, we aim at fostering collaboration and team-work among researchers by exchanging ideas, creating a network of researchers in the field, and sharing knowledge to…