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The politics of Switzerland : continuity and change in a consensus democracy

Author: Hanspeter Kriesi; Alexandre H Trechsel
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Despite Switzerland's small size, its political system is one of the most complex and fascinating among contemporary democracies. By focusing on its intricacies but also taking in broader issues of general interest, the broad scope of this study will appeal to all those interested in contemporary European politics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kriesi, Hanspeter.
Politics of Switzerland.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008031947
(OCoLC)212858862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hanspeter Kriesi; Alexandre H Trechsel
ISBN: 9780511650192 0511650191 9780511790676 0511790678
OCLC Number: 667042436
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The development of the modern Swiss nation-state --
Neutrality --
Federalism --
Direct democracy --
The Swiss system of government --
The party system --
Interest associations and labour relations --
The decision-making process --
Economic policy: liberalization under constraints --
Social policy: the Swiss welfare state --
Foreign policy: Switzerland and the EU.
Responsibility: Hanspeter Kriesi, Alexander H. Trechsel.
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