Lord Mayor Dr. Peter Kurz and Professor van Deth discuss MZES research project "Democracy Audit Mannheim"

On Tuesday, June 18 2013, 7.30 pm, the City of Mannheim will hold a panel discussion on the future of local democracy at the Mannheim town hall (Stadthaus N1). MZES project director Professor Jan van Deth will comment on first results of the Democracy Audit Mannheim (DAMA).

DAMA collects and analyses empirical data in order to assess systematically the functioning of democracy in the city of Mannheim and to identify possibilities for improvements. It is based on a detailed description of democratic attitudes and participatory orientations of the citizens of Mannheim, as well as their assessments of the functioning of democracy in their city. Democracy Audit Mannheim is conducted as an MZES research project by Professor Jan van Deth and Professor Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck.

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