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The Resource The Swiss Constitution in a comparative context, Walter Haller, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Zurich

The Swiss Constitution in a comparative context, Walter Haller, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Zurich

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The Swiss Constitution in a comparative context
Title
The Swiss Constitution in a comparative context
Statement of responsibility
Walter Haller, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Zurich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Swiss Constitution features a number of characteristics which often attract the attention of observers from abroad: the direct influence of Swiss citizens on political decision-making by means of popular initiatives and referendums; a uniquely "bottom-up" federal structure reflecting the country's cultural and linguistic diversity; a system of government which vests supreme executive power in a multi-party collegiate body; and, finally, a very special model of constitutional justice. Since publication of the first edition of this book in 2009, Swiss constitutional law has undergone significant developments necessitating, in addition to complete revision, the inclusion of a new chapter discussing the tensions that can arise between the increased use of popular initiatives on the one hand and fundamental rights and international law on the other. This book is addressed to lawyers, political scientists, politicians, diplomats, journalists and all those who need basic and precise knowledge on how Switzerland is governed. The author gives a concise presentation of the special characteristics of the Swiss constitutional order, whilst the reader's understanding is enhanced by numerous comparisons with other well-known constitutions. Rapid access to the information sought is facilitated by the detailed subject index. --
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Haller, Walter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Swiss law in a nutshell series
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  • Switzerland.
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
Label
The Swiss Constitution in a comparative context, Walter Haller, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Zurich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xiii) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fundamentals
  • Federation, cantons and communes
  • Citizenship and political rights
  • Parliament, government and the judiciary
  • Fundamental rights
  • Rule-making, treaties and constitutional jurisdiction
  • Rule of the majority, fundamental rights, and treaty obligations
Control code
ocn953712683
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition, updated and supplemented.
Extent
xvi, 299 pages
Isbn
9783037517925
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016296517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953712683
Label
The Swiss Constitution in a comparative context, Walter Haller, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Zurich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xiii) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fundamentals
  • Federation, cantons and communes
  • Citizenship and political rights
  • Parliament, government and the judiciary
  • Fundamental rights
  • Rule-making, treaties and constitutional jurisdiction
  • Rule of the majority, fundamental rights, and treaty obligations
Control code
ocn953712683
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition, updated and supplemented.
Extent
xvi, 299 pages
Isbn
9783037517925
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016296517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953712683

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