The new teaching aid «Gesellschaften im Wandel» invites the young people to discover the vicissitudes of the world and Switzerland. The students are able to explore and reflect history and politics on the basis of 12 thematic accesses. The teaching material will be released in May 2017 and is beeing developped under the direction of the centre for civic education and history didactics of the ZDA in collaboration with the FHNW School of Education.
Hardly any other submission of within the recent past has caused the voters more trouble than the company tax reform III. Round one third of the No-voters complained about insufficient information and decided following the maxim «in doubt choose no». A further 36 percent of the No-voters shared the opinion, the reform woud only benefit the coporations. This ist shown by the analysis of the survey of 1'512 votersiwthin the framework of the VOTO-study abot the federal popular vote of the 12th February 2017. The study has been executed by FORS, the ZDA and the surveyinstitute LINK. It has been funded by the federal chancellery.
This years ADT are over, the debate goes on. Thank you so much to all participants! Here you can find the contributions of the speaker, mediacontent and the first photos.
Institutions of democracy compared
Civic education and history education
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.