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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.

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.

Lonely Planet Germany Austria Switzerland s Best Trips

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads while touring with Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering this region by car. Featuring 30 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures on which you can experience awe inspiring views of the Swiss Alps or Austrian Tyrol or the picturesque towns and castles of Southern Germany's Romantic Road, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Europe, rent a car, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips: Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip Covers Germany, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, the Rhine, Romantic Road, Lake Constance, Switzerland, Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva, Zurich, Geneva, Austria, Tyrol, Vienna, Salzburg and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Germany, Austria and Switzerland via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. Planning a European trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's Germany, Austria or Switzerland guides, our most comprehensive country guides are perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover Germany or Discover Switzerland, photo-rich guides to the countries' most popular attractions. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Switzerland and Migration

Author : Barbara Lüthi
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This book explores the history of migration in Switzerland from the late nineteenth century to the present day. It brings together recent scholarship on Switzerland in the field of cultural and migration studies, as well as migration history, and combines various research approaches from postcolonial studies, transnational studies, border studies, and history of knowledge. Since the late nineteenth century, Switzerland has gradually transformed into a migration society, becoming one of the countries in Europe with the highest percentage of migrant population. While migration has become one of most contentious issues in Swiss public and political debates, the volume also shows how migrants have developed various strategies to deal with the country’s discriminatory policies and distinct institutional settings. The authors of the volume convincingly challenge the view that Switzerland still does not represent a migration (or even post-migrant) society and substantially contributes to the long overdue acknowledgement of Switzerland in migration history and studies at the international level.

The Alps Switzerland and the North of Italy

Author : Charles Williams
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OECD Economic Surveys Switzerland 2007

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This edition of OECD's periodic survey of the Swiss economy finds that recent developments paint a picture of continued strength, but a number of key challenges remain, including an enormous current accout surplus, making fiscal policy more ...

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.

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

Author : Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné
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Letters from Switzerland

Author : Samuel Irenaeus Prime
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1860.