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Swiss Democracy in a Nutshell

Author : Vincent Kucholl
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BEVOR SIE DIESES ERWEITERTE E-BOOK KAUFEN, PRÜFEN SIE BITTE, OB IHR LESEGERÄT FIXED LAYOUT FORMATE WIEDERGEBEN KANN. Short description: An accessible, illustrated introduction to Switzerland?s unique form of democracy. Written by well-known comedian and political scientist Vincent Kucholl, and illustrated by Mix&Remix, the book is both for those new to Switzerland as well as anyone who would like to finally understand direct democracy, political parties, or what goes on in Bern. Translated from the French. Winner of the 2013 Albert Oeri Democracy Prize.

Swiss History in a Nutshell

Author : Grégoire Nappey
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Swiss History in a Nutshell gives you an easy-to-read insight into the most fascinating moments in Switzerland's rich and colourful history - from its cavemen to its conquests, foundation, growth, independence and prosperity. Switzerland's surprising past as a leading military power in Europe - how Swiss democracy matured through several revolutions - the origins of Swiss cultural differences and how they were overcome to create a stable federal republic how Switzerland's direct democracy, consensus politics and legendary good industrial relations were achieved. Cartoons (naughty and nice) illustrate this kaleidoscope of key events that have created Switzerland as it is today.

Swissness in a Nutshell

Author : Gianni Haver
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BEVOR SIE DIESES ERWEITERTE E-BOOK KAUFEN, PRÜFEN SIE BITTE, OB IHR LESEGERÄT FIXED LAYOUT FORMATE WIEDERGEBEN KANN. What is Switzerland? With more than two hundred full-colour cartoons, photos, and works of art this accessible guide illuminates the unique alpine nation. From William Tell to Heidi, Swiss Army Knives to cheese, litter-free streets to punctual trains. Winner of the 2013 Albert Oeri Democracy Prize.

Historical Guide to World Media Freedom

Author : Jenifer Whitten-Woodring
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Scholars of international relations and international communications view the extent of media freedom from country to country as a key comparative indicator either by itself or in correlation with other indices of national political and economic development. This indicator serves as a bellwether for gauging the health and spread of democracy. Historical Guide to World Media Freedom brings together comprehensive historical data on media freedom since World War II, providing consistent and comparable measures of media freedom in all independent countries for the years 1948 to the present. The work also includes country-by country summaries, analyses of historical and regional trends in media freedom, and extensive reliability analyses of media freedom measures. The book’s detailed information helps researchers connect historical measures of media freedom to Freedom House’s annual Freedom of the Press survey release, enabling them to extend their studies back before the 1980s when Freedom House began compiling global press freedom measures. Key Features: A-to-Z, country-by-country summaries of the ebb and flow of media freedom are paired with national media freedom measures over time. Introductory chapters discuss such topics as the theoretical premises behind the nature and importance of media freedom, historical trends, and the challenges of coding for media freedom in a way that ensures consistency for comparison. Concluding material covers the historical patterns in media freedom, how media freedom tracks with other cross-national indicators, and more. Accessible to students and scholars alike, this groundbreaking reference is essential to collections in political science, international studies, and journalism and communications.

Constitutional Law in Switzerland

Author : Alexander Misic
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Switzerland provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure. Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Switzerland will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Morality Politics in Western Europe

Author : Isabelle Engeli
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Why do some countries have 'Culture Wars' over morality issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage while other countries hardly experience any conflict? This book argues that morality issues only generate major conflicts in political systems with a significant conflict between religious and secular parties.

Right wing Extremism in Switzerland

Author : Marcel Alexander Niggli
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Leading European scientists in the field of right-wing extremism have contributed to this collection which introduces the ongoing projects of Switzerland's national research program "40plus." The essays are presented in an international perspective in order to localize the Swiss research and its results.

Swiss News

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Forging Unity Out of Diversity

Author : Robert A. Goldwin
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Swiss Review of World Affairs

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