Entries by Flurina Wäspi

The Future of Democracy: Why the Trends of Participation and Deliberation Give Hope

What can be done when citizens do not trust their governments or do not exercise their rights of participation? Innovative approaches are needed and are being tested worldwide, including in Switzerland. The second article from the project “Demokratielabor Basel” gives an insight into new forms of citizen participation and their promise for the democracy of […]

Digitization and the Environment: Opportunities, Risks and the Need for Action

Thanks to the radically changed living and working conditions in times of COVID-19 (Corona virus disease 2019), many people have become acutely grateful for the benefits of digitization, even while having to confront some challenges in the application of digital tools. The year 2020 is already being hailed as “the year of digitization”[1]. But digitization […]