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Switzerland Then and Now

Author : A.S. Bhalla
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The book is a sequel to author’s earlier book on Switzerland, Glimpses of Medieval Switzerland. It breaks new ground by examining how medieval Switzerland has changed into today’s tolerant country in accepting tourists from different cultures despite growing anti-immigrant attitudes, welcoming Indian mystics as well as film producers and directors (even honouring them!) and adopting such practices as Indian Ayurvedic treatments and promoting Japanese tea ceremonies. The book focuses on the growth of Asian tourism, which is discussed by destination, to such places/regions as Bernese Highlands including Interlaken, Lucerne and Zurich. Special attention is paid to the role of Indian Bollywood movies shot in Switzerland in the rise of Indian tourists in the country. Also discussed are celebrities (kings and queens, writers and film stars) who visited Switzerland for holidays (Queen Victoria, for example) or for work. Illustrations are based on over 100-year old vintage postcards in the author’s private collection.

Bradshaw s illustrated hand book to Switzerland and the Tyrol

Author : George Bradshaw
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Political Change in Switzerland

Author : Clive H. Church
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Political Change in Switzerland explains the striking recent political developments in Switzerland, an important but surprisingly little known and often misunderstood country, aiming to dissipate prevailing myths about Switzerland in its European context. Firstly, the title provides an analysis of the way the practice and processes of Swiss politics have so dramatically changed over the last 25 years, setting out the differences between outside perceptions and changing Swiss realities. Secondly, it discusses how far the country has moved, from the stability of the post-war period to a new era of uncertainty, in which the so called Sonderfall, or special case, no longer seems to apply. In doing so it analyses the populist movement, centred on the Swiss People’s Party, examining its support and tactical operations, as well as the response of the establishment to the challenges the movement poses, both generally and where key questions of policy on foreigners and the EU are concerned. Finally, the title explains how much of this change is related to Europe, and discusses the prospects for Switzerland, Europe and the EU member states in the light of this new Swiss uncertainty. The way in which globalization has imposed new stresses on Switzerland, both in external policy and social terms, is the key theme of the title. These stresses have, in turn, encouraged the growth of a new populist movement, drawing on social classes previously supportive of other forces, and employing aggressive new tactics, creating a challenge that the establishment has found it hard to counter, so that stability has been compromised. As a result, Switzerland now faces two linked policy challenges, to find ways of accommodating unease about immigration and to devise a realistic and widely acceptable new relationship with the EU. The book’s underlying belief is that these changes have left the country divided and uncertain about its future. This title offers in-depth analysis of Switzerland's domestic and European politics and policies. It is also innovative in trying both to bring out the European roots of recent political changes in Switzerland and of the challenges these pose to the Swiss status quo and for the evolution of the EU and member states such as the United Kingdom. This is a book for those interested in Switzerland, academics, business people, diplomats, journalists and political commentators.

The Switzerland of Iowa

Author : William J. Petersen
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Swiss Review of World Affairs

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Zurich Rough Guides Snapshot Switzerland

Author : Rough Guides
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The Rough Guides Snapshot Switzerland: Zürich is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic city. It leads you around Switzerland's largest urban centre with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the iconic Grossmu ̈nster to the world-class art of the Kunsthaus, and from edgy Zu ̈rich West to the sweet treats of the city's finest confectioners. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Switzerland: Zürich also covers the top places to visit outside the city, including the Lindt & Spru ̈ngli chocolate factory and the small lakefront town of Rapperswil. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Switzerland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, travelling with children, costs, health, tourist information and travellers with disabilities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Switzerland. The Rough Guides Snapshot Switzerland: Zürich is equivalent to 58 printed pages.

The Swiss Without Halos

Author : J. Christopher Herold
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A fascinating and unbiased account of the Swiss people, their history and customs, their literature, art and science, religious turmoil and economic problems. “Don't sell this as a travel book. Actually, I could wish for a little more of that aura, but since it is not intended as such, that is mere quibbling. For here is an intellectual approach to the history, the geography, the political structure of a country that in many ways might serve as a microcosm of world federation in action. But the author has approached the subject realistically, and torn off the overlay of legend and story, showing a small country, protected from encroachments by its geographic expression, but far from being an oasis of peace. The cantons warred one with another; religious wars and civil wars tore them internally; the Catholic cantons attempted secession in 1848 and only then were the two major segments—Catholic and Protestant, brought together under one constitution. There were internecine class wars constantly. But by the end of the 15th century common sense dictated a common military organization of defense only to have the Reformation rip them asunder again. Finally the Congress of Vienna established the bound aries. Successive popular legends are gently dissected and disproved, and full circle is traced to Switzerland progresses from a peasant economy, to conquerors, soldiers of fortune, state monopolies, and back to unity of farmers and merchants. Names in the hall of fame, Voltaire, Rousseau, Amiel, and other writers; Pestalozzi, Henri Dumon, Zwingli—names internationally known in their fields; brief biographies integral to the overall picture of a people in a chronic state of political excitement, but yet able to evolve an aesthetic and cultural life, and a reputation for stability...Plenty of controversial but revealing material here; scholarly without being pedantic in style.”-Kirkus reviews

History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany Switzerland Etc

Author : Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné
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Parliamentary Debates

Author : New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
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History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany Switzerland c

Author : Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné
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