Challenges to democracy in the 21st Century
Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century is a research programme launched in 2005 by the The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Switzerland. Areas of concern include: the impact of globalization upon democracy, the effect of supra-national structures such as the European Union and the increasing 'mediatisation' of politics (growing interdependence between the media and politics eg use of spin doctors and political consultants). The website provides background information on the aims and activities of the programme. It includes free access to online working papers generated from the programme. From