• “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…

  • Call for Papers: Graduate workshop “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy”

    University of Zurich, February 18-19, 2016 The workshop “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy” is the first academic workshop of the event series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”. It will focus on the tension between democracy and justice, which culminates in the question of democratic legitimacy. This central topic of investigation in empirical and philosophical political studies on democracy highlight questions such as the following: Is a government legitimate if citizens are fairly satisfied with their democracy despite very few possibilities to participate, to candidate in elections, or to exercise individual fundamental rights, as is the case in Russia? How democratic is a country with a constitutional law adopted through…

  • New event series: “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”

    We are happy to announce that a new event series on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” supported by the UZH Graduate Campus will soon by launched for the academic year 2015-2016 by members of DemocracyNet.eu. This series aims at offering young researchers studying democracy a space for interdisciplinary academic discussion while at the same time making academic debates accessible to a wider audience by organising public presentations and discussions focused on current academic and political issues. Schedule Nov. 2015 Feb. 2016 May 2016 Sept. 2016 Events Public event: Podium discussion “Grenzen der Demokratie?” Workshop and public event: “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy” Workshop and public event: “Contextualizing Democracy: Culture,…