Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Democracy is a multi-disciplinary research program launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2005. The program examines the key challenges to democracy today and traces them to two major trends: globalization and the growing influence of the media on politics.
The NCCR’s basic research questions are: How are established democracies changing under the conditions of globalization and the mediatization of politics? And how can democracy be promoted horizontally (to non-democratic countries) and vertically (to supra-national regimes like the EU, the WTO, etc)? More
News & Events
- Das Demokratiegebot - Antrieb oder Zündstoff für die europäische Integration?
- Public talk by Prof. Günter Verheugen, former European Commissioner for Enlargement. Thursday, 18 May 2017, 18:15-19:45, at the University of Zurich, Rämistr. 71, Aula KOL G-201. More
- Demokratieförderung in Entwicklungsländern - ein sinnloses Engagement?
- Public panel discussion (in German) on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 18:15-19:45 at the University of Zurich, Rämistr. 71, Aula KOL G-201. Discussion followed by an aperitif. More
- Presidential elections in France—the next shock?
- Public panel discussion (in German) with Claire Demesmay, Hans-Georg Betz, Daniel Binswanger, Simon Bornschier, and Laurent Bernhard. Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 18:15‒19:45, University of Zurich, Rämistr. 71, Aula KOL G-201. Discussion followed by an aperitif. More
- Globalization, Mediatization and Populism: Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
- Public event series to celebrate the conclusion of the research program NCCR Democracy. February to June 2017 at the University of Zurich, main building, Rämistr. 71. More