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 "Qualitative Context Analysis", Zurich, September 2016
This workshop addresses QCA, i.e. a research method for the interpretation of the content of text through the systematic classification of themes or patterns. It is often used in social science research but clear analytical strategies are required to be properly carry out this research method. The workshop will be held on September 1 and 2 by Aude Bicquelet. Read more ...