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Die göttliche Ordnung Film

Die göttliche Ordnung is a film about women's suffrage in Switzerland

When people think of Switzerland today, they envision a wealthy, thriving, culturally diverse and politically progressive nation...
Swiss Direct Democracy in Switzerland

How Voting Works in Switzerland's Direct Democracy

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

Despite not being nestled on the jagged cliffs of the Aegean sea, Switzerland did have similarities with ancient Greece over 700 years ago...
Immigration Policy - What Switzerland could learn from the United States (and vice versa)

Immigration Policy: What Switzerland Could Learn from the U.S. (and vice versa)

Switzerland and the United States have a track record of adopting each other's policies. Consider 1787, when the founders of...
Swiss Election 2013

Elections: No Thanks, Say the Swiss. Again.

Last week the Swiss voted on a topic of profound national importance that would boggle the minds of most Americans...
11 Things Americans Can Learn From The Swiss

11 Things Americans Can Learn From The Swiss

Most Americans relate Switzerland to clever knives, Heidi, and secret bank vaults, but there’s a lot more the Swiss can teach us about how they achieve such a high quality of life...
Swiss Vote on Passive Smoking Ban - PRO and CON

Explaining the Smoking Ban Initiative (Sept 2012)

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...
The Book Poster Debate - Heidi

The Book Poster Debate

Anyone living in Switzerland knows that the Swiss are often asked…