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Doctoral Program in Democracy Studies

The Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS) provides an intensive, multi-disciplinary doctoral training in theoretical and empirical democracy research. It is open to PhD students in political science, media and communication science and philosophy who are interested in theoretical and/or empirical issues of democracy research.

The DPDS builds upon solid conceptual grounds and institutional struc­tures established by the NCCR Democracy over almost eight years. It aims at academic excellence in terms of early scientific independence, international visibility and intellectual networking. For this purpose, the DPDS combines, in a form of structured freedom, the advantages of standardized and ap­pren­ticeship models, a format which has been positively evaluated by both the Swiss National Science Foundation and former program participants.

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Call for applications: Doctoral Program in Democracy Studies


NCCR Democracy invites applications for its doctoral program in Democracy Studies. The program offers a limited number of spaces for outstanding doctoral students. Deadline for applications: 31 May and 30 November.
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