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The Swiss model, the power of democracy /, Venelin Tsachevsky - electronic bk

Summary
The book analyses the historical evolution and modern features of Switzerland's political system and neutrality of state, termed by the author as the Swiss model. The model is based on the principles of democracy, but at the same time possesses a specific texture. It is a result of the strongly developed direct democracy, especially the widespread application of referendums in decision-making and the consistent policy of neutrality. The author applies the historical-political and comparative method of study. The major conclusion is that the Swiss model stands for a unique combination of the representative and direct democracy which, together with the status of neutrality, has turned Switzerland into a symbol of a democratic, prosperous and peace-loving country
Table Of Contents
Historical evolution of the state and political system of Switzerland -- How does Switzerland's government function? -- The Swiss neutrality -- Switzerland's foreign policy after World War
Language
eng
Physical Description
1 online resource (405 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9783653041613

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