Welcome to the InCite website

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The Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite) was created on the 1st of January 2014. It is the successor of the Institute for Social and Political Research (resop), which closed its doors after many years of activity. InCite aims to promote research and other initiatives related to the theme of citizenship in all its dimensions.

Three questions lie at the heart of the research carried out at InCite: the formal question of the legal and institutional foundations of citizenship as well as the practices tied to it; the participatory question of political mobilization of citizens and non-citizens; and the question of collective identities of citizenship.

InCite also offers educational degree programs. The institute currently has one degree program: the Complementary Certificate in Citizenship Studies, an interdisciplinary thematically-focused educational program aiming to foster the development of analytical and critical reflection on citizenship in its political, social, and cultural dimensions. Previously, it also had the CAS – Islam and Citizenship in Switzerland, a continuing education program allowing the acquisition and development of interdisciplinary competencies that are necessary for the understanding and management of the public debate on Islam in Switzerland, the implementation of socio-educational interventions, the production of information on these domains, and the socio-historical analysis of concepts relating to Islam.