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Department of Political Science

Professorship for Democracy and Public Governance

The Chair of Democracy Studies and Public Governance is an endowed professorship of the City of Aarau. Since 1.4.2009, Prof. Daniel Kübler has held the chair at the IPZ and at the same time is head of the Department for General Democracy Research (ADF) at the Centre for Democracy Aarau. The chair studies the functioning, design and performance of democratic institutions. Its staff members deal with the comparative measurement of democracy quality, new challenges for democracy in multicultural societies, problems of democracy in multi-level systems, as well as new forms of citizen participation in established democracies. Another focus of the chair is the international comparative study of selected aspects of politics and democracy in the urban context.


Director of the area

Main research areas

Politics and democracy in the urban context, multi-level governance and democracy, new forms of citizen participation, representative administration, policy analysis and evaluation (focus on social policy, health policy and spatial planning).


Teaching and supervision

You can find detailed information about the courses of the staff members on the personal pages.



Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zurich
Tel: 044 634 58 35 / 044 634 38 41
Office opening hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 16:30


Support information

Consultation hours:

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kübler
Office AFL-H-307
Appointments via E-Mail