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 its legal, political, and social 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.

The Institute currently hosts five research groups, each focusing on specific issues related to citizenship: CitCare, on policies related to dependent care situations; #DigCit, on digital citizenship; MultiCite, on political and moral questions related to citizenship, democracy, and multiculturalism; PolCite, on the forms of political participation; and PostCit (formerly POST IT), on alterity, “race”, and postcolonialism.

InCite also offers educational degree programs. The institute currently has two degree programs: the Complementary Certificate in Citizenship Studies is 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; the CAS – Islam and Citizenship in Switzerland is 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.