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).
News & Events
CfA: 2nd Swiss Summer School Democracy Studies "Democratic Innovations", Zurich, June 2015
|The Centre for Democracy Aarau and the University of Zurich are pleased to invite junior scholars to discuss with internationally renowned scholars challenges established democracy face today. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2015. Read more ...|
CfA: Doctoral Program in Democracy Studies, 2015
|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. Read more ...|