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Completed research project

Title / Titel e-Democracy
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Summary / Zusammenfassung In several Swiss cantons, pilot schemes are set up to establish e-voting. Switzerland is one of the pioneers worldwide in this field. In the research project «e-Democracy», an interdisciplinary team (political science, law and communication studies) analyses the effects of different forms of e-democracy and e-voting specifically on the political process and direct democracy.

The experiences and debates in three Swiss cantons will be critically evaluated and compared with international developments. Some of the research will focus on the question of whether e-voting influences participation and political communication (i.e. campaigns).

As a secondary topic, the project will cover voting advice applications (VAAs) such as smartvote and ZDA’s own application «Preference Matcher» (Website c2d). These platforms in the internet allow voters to compare their political positions with those of political parties.

The research is based on past projects at the e-Democracy Centre at the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA) and will allow ZDA to get one of the leading centres in the field of e-Democracy.
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dr. Uwe Serdült (Project Leader)
Other links to external web pages
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
No project-specific funding
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Dec 2012 to Nov 2016