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Completed research project

Title / Titel - An Internet Voting Platform for Swiss Migrants
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Summary / Zusammenfassung The migrant population in Switzerland has but limited options to engage in Swiss political life. Naturalization with full political rights can only be achieved after a waiting period of twelve years. It is highly likely that after such a long time interest in and knowledge about Swiss politics will be limited.

With the help of an online voting platform we would therefore like to give Swiss migrants the possibility to cast an informal vote for all referendums in the years 2010 and 2011. They can thus train their voting skills. We provide this service in eleven languages and hope to provide a contribution to the better integration of migrants in Switzerland.

With the help of user data and online surveys we would like to learn about political attitudes and the voting behavior of Swiss migrants. Furthermore we would like to shed some light on migrant's political socialization, participation, social capital, and transnational networks.
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dr. Uwe Serdült (Project Leader)
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Other Public Sources (e.g. Federal or Cantonal Agencies), Others
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau Switzerland
MAPS, Université de Neuchâtel Switzerland
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jan 2010 to Dec 2011