Swiss Democracy

Possible Solutions to Conflict in Multicultural Societies

  • Wolf Linder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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    Pages 38-83
  3. Wolf Linder
    Pages 84-137
  4. Wolf Linder
    Pages 138-176
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-210

About this book


An authoriative analysis of Swiss democracy, the institutions of federalism, and consensus democracy through political power sharing. Linder analyses the scope and limits of citizen's participation in direct democracy, which distinguishes Switzerland most from parliamentary systems. Central and Eastern Europe and all countries with minority problems could learn much of value from this study.


conflict decision-making democracy desegregation European Economic Area federalism Institution parliament participation pluralism work

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolf Linder
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Political ScienceUniversity of BernSwitzerland

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