The political system of Switzerland

The political system of Switzerland is considered a particular case among modern democracies because of its multitude of languages, relatively independent cantons, and historical development. These circumstances have led to the emergence of a political system characterised by far-reaching federalism, a direct democracy, striving for compromise, participating citizens (miliz system) and highly developed elements of … Read more » “The political system of Switzerland”

A short History of Direct Democracy

The Swiss model of direct democracy often functions as an example of involving citizens and organisations in decision-making procedures. However, the historical development and functioning in the specific context of this country are often unknown. Every system has its advantages and disadvantages, although one thing is sure: the democratic system is the least bad, whether … Read more » “A short History of Direct Democracy”

The sovereignty of Switzerland

The history of the sovereignty of Switzerland knows many dates, myths and (historical and political) discussions. It is only undisputed that the territory of present-day Switzerland was still part of the Holy Roman Empire in the 15th century and that in the 19th century this territory (except Rhäzuns (1819) and Neuchâtel (1856) was sovereign in … Read more » “The sovereignty of Switzerland”