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Swiss Direct Democracy in Switzerland

How Voting Works in Switzerland's Direct Democracy

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Swiss citizens have the privilege of direct participation in decision making: Direct democracy. This weekend, three federal initiatives...
Schaffhausen Democracy

Why Schaffhausen takes Democracy as Seriously as Ancient Athens

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Despite not being nestled on the jagged cliffs of the Aegean sea, Switzerland did have similarities with ancient Greece over 700 years ago...
Swiss Election 2013

Elections: No Thanks, Say the Swiss. Again.

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Last week the Swiss voted on a topic of profound national importance that would boggle the minds of most Americans...
Swiss Vote on Passive Smoking Ban - PRO and CON

Explaining the Smoking Ban Initiative (Sept 2012)

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I felt like I was stepping back in time when I moved to Switzerland in 2012. In fact, with all this second-hand smoke for free, I have often wondered why people (particularly at train stations) will pay for cigarettes...