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Swiss democracy : possible solutions to conflict in multicultural societies

Author: Wolf Linder
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., rev. & updatedView all editions and formats
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"The features of Swiss democracy are frequently praised in theory but rarely assessed in practice. In this revised and updated third edition of Swiss Democracy Wolf Linder explains the way government and politics work in Switzerland. Combining the essence of many empirical studies with his own observations, and giving illustrative examples, the author thoroughly analyzes the institutions of federalism and consensus  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolf Linder
ISBN: 9780230231894 0230231896 9780230231887 0230231888
OCLC Number: 645248618
Description: xxiv, 246 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Building a multicultural society by political integration --
Federation --
Direct democracy --
Common democracy: the Swiss system of power-sharing --
Comparative perspectives.
Responsibility: Wolf Linder.

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An updated 3rd edition of this authoritative analysis of Swiss democracy, the institutions of federalism, and consensus democracy through political power sharing. Linder analyzes the scope and limits  Read more...

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