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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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CfA: Doctoral Program in Democracy Studies
The DPDS offers a limited number of spaces for outstanding doctoral students with a strong interest in democracy research. Next deadline for applications: 31 May 2015. More

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