Contemporary Switzerland

Revisiting the Special Case

  • Editors
  • Hanspeter Kriesi
  • Peter Farago
  • Martin Kohli
  • Milad Zarin-Nejadan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Hanspeter Kriesi, Peter Farago, Martin Kohli, Milad Zarin-Nejadan
      Pages 1-6
  3. The Swiss Way of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Meinrad Perrez, Dörte Watzek, Gisela Michel, Dominik Schoebi, Peter Wilhelm, Yves Hänggi
      Pages 61-80
    3. Monica Budowski, Annette Scherpenzeel
      Pages 81-101
  4. The Swiss Labour Market

  5. Political Institutions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-358

About this book


This volume presents the major findings involved in a large scale research programme to describe and analyse the transformation of contemporary Swiss society. The contributions focus on three key areas: the Swiss way of life, the Swiss labour market and the country's political institutions. The chapters give an idea of current trends in Swiss society, each one framing their argument in a comparative perspective.


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