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Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century

Final scientific conference of the NCCR Democracy, 15-16 June, 2017 at the University of Zurich, main building, Rämistr. 71

Program of the NCCR Democracy's final scientific conference

The NCCR Democracy is a multidisciplinary research program launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of Zurich. The NCCR Democracy examines current developments that are fundamentally transforming democracy: globalization, the rise of populism, and the growing role of the media in politics (“mediatization”). Since 2005, social scientists in this network have worked together on over 50 research projects in order to understand which challenges and new opportunities for democracy these trends entail.

In September 2017, the NCCR Democracy will bring its research program to a close. The aim of the final international conference is to take stock of the NCCR’s research and exchange with colleagues on the current challenges to democracy.

The conference program will be composed of four panels:

  • Panel 1: Democracy and inclusion
  • Panel 2: Varieties of democratic governance beyond the state
  • Panel 3: Populism
  • Panel 4: Mediatization of politics

Registration for the conference is required. Please send an email to infodesk@nccr-democracy.uzh.ch stating your name, affiliation and the Panel(s) you wish to attend.

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