• “Democracy and Capitalism – Or Economic Democracy?”

    The third public event of our events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” took place on June 9, 2016, at the University of Zurich, thanks to the support of Graduate Campus UZH. A large audience attended the lecture of the philosopher and sociologist Alex Demirovic on “Democracy and Capitalism – Or Economic Democracy?” in the Aula of the University of Zurich. Those who couldn’t make it can learn more about what was discussed: By watching the video of the event: By reading Lukas Peter’s report of the event below Summary of the event, by Lukas Peter In the first part of the event, Alex Demirovic offered a lecture on the…

  • Public lecture and discussion with Alex Demirovic

    We are glad to invite you to the public lecture of Alex Demirovic on June 9, 2016, in Zurich. This public event is the third event organized in the frame of the events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms.” Alex Demirovic, whom we have the chance to also welcome as external expert for the academic workshop “Contextualizing Democracy” (June 9-10), will question the relation between the exconomic context and democracy: “Democracy and Capitalism – Or Economic Democracy?” Demirovic’s presentation will be followed by a critical comment and discussion with the Professor for Business Administration and Theories of the Firm Andreas Scherer (University of Zurich). The event will be moderated by…

  • “Justice, Democracy, and the Unconditional Basic Income”

    The second public event of our events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” took place on February 18, 2016, at the University of Zurich. A large audience of about 400 people attended the lecture of the political philosopher and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network Philippe Van Parijs, who presented his perspective on “Justice, Democracy, and the Unconditional Basic Income“. The lecture was followed by a challenging discussion between Philippe Van Parijs and Reiner Eicheberger, Professor of Economics at the University of Fribourg. Moderated by the economic journalist Philipp Löpfe, this debate clarified the arguments in favour or against the introduction of an unconditional basic income in Switzerland –…