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07 August 2018

New Article: ‘There Was A Third Man…’: Tales from a Global Policy Consultation on Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals

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 are much more complex than they appear, and cannot simply be tackled by calls for more democratically accountable expertise. Is global governance undemocratic? This is a key normative question...
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...

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15 May 2018

Stephen Holmes: “lying doesn’t bother Trump”

On 7 May, the Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy hosted Stephen Holmes, Professor of Law at New York University and an expert on the evolution of liberalism, for a talk entitled Can Liberalism...

27 April 2018

Interdisciplinary PhD Colloquium on varieties of democratic experience

On 14 March 2018, the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy hosted its first Interdisciplinary PhD Colloquium of the year. Professor Michael Woolcock, lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School...