Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy explores the plurality of democratic experiences and aspirations in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

It seeks to understand what ails democracies worldwide, focusing on the growing disenchantment of citizens with democratic political power, and on the shifts from liberal to illiberal democracy that increasingly blur the divide between the two. It develops projects that bridge theoretical and empirical research, academic and policy work.

The Centre promotes collaborative activities with academic institutions, international organisations as well as with partners in Geneva, in Switzerland and worldwide. It publishes and disseminates research for an academic readership, policy audiences, the media and the general public.

It was established in March 2017 with the generous support of the Gnosis Foundation (Liechtenstein).

 

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October 1st - 8th

Democracy Week

One week of events and collaborations

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HOW TO STRENGTHEN COLLECTIVE RIGHTS FOR PLATFORM WORKERS?

CONSTITUTIONS FOR DEMOCRACY

Find out why and how citizens are being involved in the designing of constitutions worldwide today.
Ukraine

Ukraine’s national seed bank is still standing, but could be ‘lost forever’ warn scientists

In situ conservation allows crop species to evolve together in the environment and with the pace of climate change in real time. “It preserves knowledge with the seeds,” says Karine Peschard

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Our research themes

Discover the three core themes on which the Centre's research is organised

ALBERT O. HIRSCHMAN

Practical and contemporary relevance of his outstanding intellectual legacy

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Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
Petal 3, 5th floor
Case Postale 1672
CH-1211 Genève 1

Email: democracy@graduateinstitute.ch

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The Maison de la Paix is located at Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, on the corner of Avenue de France. You may take tram 15 until Maison de la paix stop or, alternatively, walk a few minutes from the stop at Place des Nations.

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