Direct Democracy in Switzerland Epub Ô Direct


  • Paperback
  • 287 pages
  • Direct Democracy in Switzerland
  • Gregory Fossedal
  • English
  • 06 July 2016
  • 9781412805056

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Direct Democracy in SwitzerlandHeaven and HellIn heaven the cooks are French the auto mechanics are German the cops are British the lovers are Italian and everything is run by the SwissIn hell the cooks are British the auto mechanics are French the cops are German the lovers are Swiss and everything is run by the ItaliansWith apologies to all of the above Only one country in the world Switzerland is a direct democracy in which to an extent the people pass their own laws judge the constitutionality of statutes and even have written in effect their own constitution In this propitious volume Gregory Fossedal reports on the politics and social fabric of what James Bryce has called the nation that has taken the democratic idea to its furthest extent The lessons Fossedal presents at a time of dissatisfaction with the role of money and privileged elites in many Western democracies are at once timely and urgent A fascinating look into a political system whose participation rate far exceeds anything no other country in the world has ever achieved