Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS)
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 political philosophy who are interested in theoretical and/or empirical issues of democracy research.
The DPDS builds upon solid conceptual and institutional grounds established by the NCCR Democracy ten years ago. 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, former program participants and the Swiss National Science Foundation (past evaluations).
* Interested? The DPDS offers a limited number of spaces for outstanding doctoral students with a strong interest in democracy research. Read more ... *
News & Events
Workshop "Let's play - Brettspiele in der Lehre", Zurich, 12-13 June 2017
|This two-day workshop, led by Dr. Saskia Ruth and Dr. Rebecca Welge, focuses on a teaching concept called „playful learning“ and introduces into the educational game „We the people - Designing democracy". For more information, please read here. If you are interested, please contact Doreen Spörer-Wagner for registration.|
CfA 4th Swiss Summer School Democracy Studies on „Democratization in a Globalized and Mediatized World”, St. Gallen, 26-30 June 2017
|This Summer School brings together junior scholars from all over the world with a common interest in chances and risks for democracy and democratization in an increasingly interconnected world. It gives PhD students a unique opportunity to discuss their research projects in small groups and with well-known experts from their field. Read more ...|