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
- Just published: Urban Mobilizations and New Media in Contemporary China
- First book-long analysis of how new media influence the mobilization of popular resistance in China today. Edited by Lisheng Dong, Hanspeter Kriesi and Daniel Kübler. More
- New frontiers of automated content analysis in the social sciences
- Symposium on 1-3 July 2015 at the University of Zurich More