This book describes the mechanism of the democratic institutions peculiar to Switzerland and explains the effects of those institutions. It is intended for students of political movements or for those who play an active part in them and for others who do not come within either of these categories.
Table of Contents
1. Federalism in Switzerland 2. The Evolution of Democracy in Switzerland 3. The Landsgemeinde 4. The Referendum 5. The Results of the Referendum 6. The Popular Initiative 7. The Results of the Initiative 8. The Election of the Government and Officials by the People 9. Democracy in the Communes and Churches 10. Compulsory Voting and Woman Suffrage 11. Proportional Representation 12. Democracy in the Army and the Maintenance of Neutralit y 13. The Future of Democracy in Switzerland