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Swiss Public Administration

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-319-92381-9

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Swiss citizens approve of their government and the way democracy is practiced; they trust the authorities and are satisfied with the range of services Swiss governments provide. This is quite unusual when compared to other countries. This book provides insight into the organization and the functioning of the Swiss state. It claims that, beyond politics, institutions and public administration, there are other factors which make a country successful. The authors argue that Switzerland is an interesting case, from a theoretical, scientific and a more practice-oriented perspective. While confronted with the same challenges as other countries, Switzerland offers different solutions, some of which work astonishingly well.

Subject: Political Science and International Studies, Public Policy, Governance and Government, Legislative and Executive Politics, European Politics, Economic Policy, Social Policy, Public Administration, bottom-up nation-building, state activity, government expenditures, political institutions, federalism, direct democracy, concordance system, subsidiarity, fiscal equivalence, cooperation, tax, public sector scope, public enterprises, public sector employees, militia system, NPM, Confederation, communities