Cross-Border Democracy



Today, most political conflicts have a cross-border dimension. This raises the question of how democratic self-determination can work. Political decisions almost always extend beyond the borders of democratically constituted communities – municipalities, cantons, states.

With journalist and publicist Karl Lüönd moderating, Prof. Dr. iur. Andreas Auer, Public Law Chair, University of Zurich; Prof. Dr. Francis Cheneval, Political Philosophy Chair, University of Zurich; Dr. Daniel Müller-Jentsch, Project Manager at Avenir Suisse; and Dr. Philipp Stähelin, retired State Councilor, Frauenfeld, discussed democracy in a ‘borderless’ world at the University of Lucerne on April 19, 2012.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter, Professor of Political Science with a focus on Political Theory, opened the evening event.


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