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13 November 2018

New forms of participatory local democracy to revitalise our ailing democracies: The experience of Bologna discussed at the Geneva Democracy Week

During the Geneva Democracy Week in October 2018, the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy co-organised with Campus Démocratie and Génération Nomination three thematic workshops on new models of democratic participation based on concrete examples. The Hirschman Centre invited the Mayor of Bologna, Mr Virginio Merola, to participate in these workshops as well as at a round-table on participatiory models...
02 November 2018

Law in a World of Struggle

The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the Department of International Law co-hosted a workshop on “Knowledge Production and International Law” on 7-8 September. The workshop sought to analyse the...

06 August 2018

New Article: ‘There Was A Third Man…’: Tales from a Global Policy...

In a recent article published in Development and Change and co-authored with Mareike Schomerus, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Deval Desai argues that the democratic deficits of technocratic global governance...

02 August 2018

The Swiss Latin American Dissertation Award goes to Diego Silva

In the Dies Academicus 2018 celebrated by the University of St. Gallen, Diego Silva, Postdoctoral researcher at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, was awarded the Lateinamerikapreis (Swiss Latin...

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24 May 2018

Two-speed Europe: A new East-West divide?

The question of a multispeed Europe being central to the debate on EU reform, on 22 May the Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy brought together leading voices on democratisation of EU politics...