Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Democracy is a multi-disciplinary research program launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2005. The program examines the key challenges to democracy today and traces them to two major trends: globalization and the growing influence of the media on politics.
The NCCR’s basic research questions are: How are established democracies changing under the conditions of globalization and the mediatization of politics? And how can democracy be promoted horizontally (to non-democratic countries) and vertically (to supra-national regimes like the EU, the WTO, etc)? More
News & Events
- Der Reiz des Populismus (The appeal of populism)
- Politics workshop (in German) with experts from the NCCR Democracy. Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 19:30h. Zentrum Karl der Grosse, Kirchgasse 14, Zürich. More
- Brexit, Trump, AFD, Front National - sind wir machtlos gegen den Populismus?
- Public talk (in German) by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, publicist and co-President of the Greens/Free European Alliance Group in the European Parliament. Thursday, 30 March 2017, 18:15h at the University of Zurich, Rämistr. 71, Aula KOL G-201. More
- Power and progress: Geopolitics and the future of democracy under President Trump
- Watch full video of public talk by Dr. Robert Kagan (Washington Post/Brookings Institution) on 22 February 2017 at the University of Zurich. More
- Globalization, Mediatization and Populism: Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
- Public event series to celebrate the conclusion of the research program NCCR Democracy. February to June 2017 at the University of Zurich, main building, Rämistr. 71. More