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Introduction

Published inThe Oxford Handbook of Swiss Politics, Editors Emmenegger, Patrick, Fossati, Flavia, Häusermann, Silja, Papadopoulos, Yannis, Sciarini, Pascal, Vatter, Adrian, p. 15-32
PublisherOxford : Oxford University Press
Publication date2024-02-20
Abstract

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the many different facets of the Swiss political system and of the major developments in modern Swiss politics. It brings together a diverse set of more than 50 leading experts in their respective areas, who explore Switzerland's distinctive and sometimes intriguing politics at all levels and across multiple themes. In placing the topics in an international and comparative context and in conversation with the broader scholarly literature, the contributors provide a much-needed counterpoint to the rather idealized and sometimes outdated perception of Swiss politics. The work is divided into thematic sections that represent the inherent diversity of the Swiss political sphere: following a detailed introduction from the editors, the parts of the volume explore foundations, institutions, cantons and municipalities, actors, elections and votes, decision-making processes, and public policies, with a three-chapter epilogue. Throughout, The Oxford Handbook of Swiss Politics presents new arguments, insights, and data, and offers analyses relevant not only to political science but also to international relations, European studies, history, sociology, law, and economics.

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  • Political Science
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EMMENEGGER, Patrick et al. Introduction. In: The Oxford Handbook of Swiss Politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2024. p. 15–32.
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ISBN978-0-19-287178-7
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