Events


Volksinitiative Bedinungsloses Grundeinkommen
Photo: „Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen – Einreichung der Unterschriftenkisten“ von Stefan Pangritz. Lizenz: CC BY-NC 2.0

«Praxis der Volksinitiative»

Die Volksinitiative ist ein Kernelement der direkten Demokratie in der Schweiz. Seit ihrer Einführung 1891 kamen auf Bundesebene 209 Volksinitiativen zur Abstimmung, 22 davon wurden angenommen. Die Tagung «Praxis der Volksinitiative» findet am Donnerstag, 28. September 2017 von 15–18 Uhr am ZDA statt. Sie stellt die aktuellen Volksinitiativen vor und widmet sich dem Prozess, den Volksinitiativen durchlaufen, von der Lancierung bis hin zur Abstimmung.

Wer lanciert Volksinitiativen? Was ist die Rolle der Bundeskanzlei? Welche Aufgabe kommt dabei den Gemeinden zu? Welche Massnahmen sind erforderlich, damit eine Initiative ins Zentrum des öffentlichen Interesses rückt? Diese und weitere Fragen werden im Rahmen von fünf Referaten à 20 Minuten erörtert und im Dialog mit dem Publikum debattiert.

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Populismus Amerika Trump
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Globalization, Mediatization and Populism: Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century

While democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century – during which time it became a universal value – it finds itself increasingly under pressure in the 21st century: globalization, changes in political communication and in the media system, and populism all challenge democracy. Why? Which trends are emerging and what are the consequences for democracy? These are the questions the NCCR Democracy has been researching for more than 11 years. 

In spring 2017, to mark the conclusion of its research program, NCCR Democracy will be organizing a series of public events at the University of Zurich. The speakers will be internationally renowned figures from politics, the media, and academia. The aim of the series is to trigger a public debate on the current challenges to democracy.

geschichtsdidaktik empirisch ZDA
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geschichtsdidaktik empirisch 17

The conference «geschichtsdidaktik empirisch 17» wants to facilitate an overview of trends, ideas and challenges of the empirical research of history didactics as well as prompt the scientific exchange amongst the participants. The event is taking place on the 7th and 8th Semptember at the Old University in Basel.

Aarauer Demokratietage 2016 3 ZDA
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«Die Rolle der Medien in der direkten Demokratie»

The 9th Democracy-days of Aarau are taking place on the 16th/17th March 2017 at the Kultur & Kongresshaus Aarau. This year as well with headliners from science, media and politics on the podium and in the panels.


Volksinitiative Abzocker
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«125 Jahre Eidgenössische Volksinitiative - eine Erfolgsgeschichte?»

Paneldiscussion, 5th July 2016, Villa Blumenhalde ZDA: Exactly 125 years ago, on the 5th July 1891, the people and the cantons accepted the introduction of the federal popular initiative. On the occasion of its anniversary the ZDA organises a panel discussion on the federal popular initiative. Its earnings for constitutional history will be debated as well as the difficulties of constitutional law which have become evident in terms of the accepted popular initiatives.