• 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,…

  • DemocracyNet.eu à La Dérivée: APÉRO VOTATIONS

    Les prochaines votations fédérales arrivent le 24 septembre, et comme chaque fois, on comprend pas toujours tout. Du coup, si vous non plus vous ne voulez pas nécessairement passer des heures à tout lire sur ces sujets tout-e seul-e, ou si vous voulez partager votre savoir éclairé avec d’autres personnes intéressées, on vous invite à venir en apprendre plus sur les sujets soumis au vote populaire et à papoter AVS et sécurité alimentaire lors d’un APÉRO VOTATIONS le dimanche 3 Septembre de 18h à 19h30 à La Dérivée au Quai de Nogent Yverdon-les-Bains DemocracyNet.eu a invité à La Dérivée deux experts concernés par ces votations (Noémie Roten, collaboratrice scientifique à…

  • Maija Setälä on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”

    Maija Setälä, Professor of political science at the University of Turku, shares her perspective as both a political theorist and an experimental political scientist on the question of the relation between empirical and normative research in (deliberative) democracy, but also on her successful experience as a member of an expert committee responsible for proposing a new direct democratic institution in Finland. This interview was recorded in Grindelwald, Switzerland, on January 19, 2017. Interview and jingle by Alice el-Wakil. Music “Sunday Lovers” by Monday Night Fever.