Call for Papers: “Digital Democracy Workshop”, University of Zurich, 26-27.10.2023, Deadline: 31.05.2023

We invite paper submissions on the relationship between digital technology and democracy, broadly understood. We are particularly interested in topics such as political communication and public opinion, e-government and public administration, AI and governance, civic tech and political participation, the regulation of tech platforms, and state repression and surveillance, among others.

This workshop is co-organized by the Democracy Community of the Digital Society Initiative (DSI) and the Digital Democracy Lab (DigDemLab) at the University of Zurich. It aims to facilitate exchange among scholars from different substantive fields working on these topics. We particularly encourage early-career researchers and those belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the field to apply.
Workshop attendance is free and is open to both paper presenters and non-presenters, but registration is required and subject to seat availability. The workshop will take place in Zurich and all presenters are expected to attend in person.

The deadline to submit paper abstracts for the workshop is May 31, 2023. Acceptance notifications will be sent by June 30, 2023.
Please note that co-authors have to register separately as non-presenters.

We provide a limited number of travel grants for junior scholars; more information will be provided upon acceptance.

Organizing committee:

Alexandre Bovet, Elliot Ash, Karsten Donnay, Fabrizio Gilardi, Lucas Leemann, Matthias Leese, Martino Maggeti, Ehud Shapiro, Uwe Serdült, Sophie van IJzendoorn, Maël Kubli, Anna Boos, Emma Hoes, Natalia Umansky, Philipp Trein, Jennifer Scurrell. We can be reached at

Further information can be found here.