Department of Political Science


Prof. Dr.  Daniel  Kübler
Telephone: +41 44 634 38 86

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Kübler is Assistant Professor for Swiss Politics at the University of Zurich. His research interests are urban politics and governance, public policy, as well as Swiss politics. He is author of La métropole et le Citoyen (Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, 2005) and co-editor (with H. Heinelt) of Metropolitan Governance: Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place (Routledge, 2005). 2005 Postdoc at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich. 2008 - 2009 professor for welfare policy at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz in Basel. Since April 2009 professor for Research in Democracy and Public Governance at the IPZ and head of the department of research on democracy at the Centre for Democracy in Aarau.

Research Question

How do “foreign policy” activities of Swiss city governments help strengthen a city’s position in the face of global pressures? How have socio-political cleavages changed in Swiss metropolitan areas in the course of the 20th century? What are the implications of “network governance” in terms of democratic legitimacy and accountability?


Research projects