This panel discussion will explore the question of the exercise of political rights in contemporary democracies. A major challenge in contemporary democracies is to ensure that elections remain representative in contexts of demographic change. What is the status of the inclusion of non-residents and non-citizens in the demos around the world? Which mechanisms drive the political participation of mobilized youth?
The panelists will discuss the data emerging from their ongoing research, on the one hand from the GLOBALCIT project on global dual citizenship acceptance and the enfranchisement of non-residents citizens and non-citizens residents, and on the other hand from the AHCD project on the connections between protests and formal democratic participation among the European youth.
Laura Bullon-Cassis, Postdoctoral researcher, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Geneva Graduate Institute
Victoria Finn, Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Florence
Maria Mexi, Research fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Maarten Vink, Chair in Citizenship Studies and Co-director of the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), European University Institute, Florence
Yanina Welp, Research fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Christine Lutringer, Executive director and senior researcher, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
This event is organised in collaboration with the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) of the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute (EUI). It takes place in the context of the Geneva Democracy Week as part of the programme organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.