Recent political experiments in the Swiss democracy.
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Recent political experiments in the Swiss democracy. by Louis Wuarin

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Published by American Academy of Political and Social Science in [Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Switzerland -- Politics and government.

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Edition Notes

SeriesAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science -- v. 6, no. 3
ContributionsAmerican Academy of Political and Social Science.
LC ClassificationsH1 .A4
The Physical Object
Pagination361-380 p.
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22262143M

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The American experiment was unique and improbable in , when Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and the American colonies defied Britain, the most powerful nation on earth. Swiss Political Science Review (SPSR), also known as Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (German), Revue Suisse de Science Politique (French), and Rivista Svizzera di Scienza Politica (Italian) is a quarterly peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal covering political science published by Wiley-Blackwell. The current editor is Thomas Widmer (University of Zurich).Discipline: Political science.   The book seems to have been written in haste, a patchwork of bits and pieces from his Atlantic columns, additional examples of Trumpian malfeasance, and new ways of . [T]he argument that Swiss democracy is worth a close look [is] persuasive [Good for] undergraduates and general readers with little prior knowledge of Swiss politics.” —P. V. Warwick, Choice “The book offers many valuable insights into Swiss political life and is written in a light, refreshing journalistic styleCited by:

Numerous books have been published on the Swiss political system and about direct democracy. But Sullivan’s book was by far the most popular. But Sullivan’s book was by far the most popular. The publication of his book was timely since the United States changed at the end of the 19 th century from an agrarian to an industrialized society. "Democracy and extremism are usually considered opposites. We assume our system (in the UK, the USA, The Netherlands etc.) is democratic and extremists try to destroy our system and introduce some kind of dictatorship, if not chaos and anarchy. Yet in many cases, the extremists seem sincere in their attempt to construct a more democratic polity. Hence, they can be called democrats and yet also Author: Paul Lucardie. Endorsements. Mark Brown's Science in Democracy is a uniquely brilliant critical analysis of the bearing of canonic and contemporary philosophical and theoretical texts on the place of science in democratic politics and institutions. This book is a gift to the intelligent general lay reader but indispensable to scholars and students in this vibrant field. The line "The great experiment" has become famous for being used by Tocqueville for describing the birth of modern democracy in America. It is supposed to be in the last paragraph of the first chapter of his book Democracy in America. However, french versions do not have this line and modern american versions do not have it as well.