• 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…

  • 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!

  • DemocracyNet in 2018: a year in numbers

    An academic workshop with 11 speakers DemocracyNet Research Workshop, University of Zurich “Democratic Participation: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives” o 6 public events with 14 guests from politics, civil society, and academia Public Lecture “A Return to Basic Research in the Study of Democracy” by Jean-Paul Gagnon Five Abstimm-Bars (discussion forums about upcoming popular votes in Switzerland) at Karl der Grosse “No-Billag” Initiative, “Vollgeld” Initiative, “Fair-Food” Initiative, “Selbstbestimmungsinitiative,” and Referendum gegen die Überwachung von Sozialversicherten o 7 new members from 6 institutions and various disciplines of democracy studies Odile Ammann, Jean-Paul Gagnon, Libby Maman-Burstein, Daniel Mususa, Jonathan Rinne, Victor Sanchez-Mazas, and Arno Stirnimann o Over 700 followers on Twitter and Facebook o…