Contemporary Switzerland

We have chosen contributions from excellent projects which concentrate on three salient aspects of contemporary Swiss society: the Swiss way of life, the labour market and political institutions. The programme included many other ...


Author: H. Kriesi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230523586

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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This volume presents the major findings involved in a large scale research programme to describe and analyse the transformation of contemporary Swiss society. The contributions focus on three key areas: the Swiss way of life, the Swiss labour market and the country's political institutions. The chapters give an idea of current trends in Swiss society, each one framing their argument in a comparative perspective.

Contemporary Jewish Writing in Switzerland

Perhaps the most remarkable testimony to an early form of Swiss - Jewish literary hybridity comes , however , from ... in the territory of contemporary Switzerland , basing his work upon legal and economic evidence and supplementing it ...


Author: Rafa?l Francis David Amadeus Newman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803233426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This anthology features an eclectic mix of eighteen modern works by a selection of Switzerland's heterogeneous community of Jewish writers. Questions about Jewish identity and the legacy of the Holocaust remain current and controversial in Switzerland because of the country's now well-publicized economic involvement with Hitler's Germany and the scandal that erupted when the purported Holocaust memoir of Binjamin Wilkomirski was revealed to be a hoax. This collection includes an excerpt from a novel by Daniel Ganzfried, the journalist who exposed the Wilkomirski Affair; two chilling counterfactual accounts of a Nazi-occupied Switzerland by television scriptwriter Charles Lewinsky; an epistolary satire of contemporary Swiss and Jewish life by Sergue Hazanov, a Russian-Jewish immigrant; lyrical evocations of exile by Gabriele Markus; a memoir by renowned theatre director Luc Bondy; strikingly harsh portraits of contemporary European life from painter and performance artist Miriam Cahn; and a screenplay about the Holocaust and Jewish refugees in Switzerland by Swiss filmmaker Stina Werenfels. Surprising in its diversity and sometimes disturbing in its preoccupations, this anthology will make it hard to generalize about Jewish life in Switzerland or to think in polarities such as Switzerland and "the Jews."

Contemporary Switzerland

This volume presents the major findings involved in a large scale research programme to describe and analyse the transformation of contemporary Swiss society.


Author: H. Kriesi

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349524948

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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This volume presents the major findings involved in a large scale research programme to describe and analyse the transformation of contemporary Swiss society. The contributions focus on three key areas: the Swiss way of life, the Swiss labour market and the country's political institutions. The chapters give an idea of current trends in Swiss society, each one framing their argument in a comparative perspective.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

All forms of art are supported at the level of canton and commune by cash prizes and grants enabling work to be completed, and many of the innumerable semi-public and private foundations in German-speaking Switzerland make similar ...


Author: John Sandford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136816031

Category: Reference

Page: 728

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With more than 1,100 entries written by an international group of over 150 contributors, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture brings together myriad strands of social, political and cultural life in the post-1945 German-speaking world. With a unique structure and format, an inclusive treatment of the concept of culture, and coverage of East, West and post-unification Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture is the first reference work of its kind. Containing longer overviews of up to 2,000 words, as well as shorter factual entries, cross-referencing to other relevant articles, useful further reading suggestions and extensive indexing, this highly useable volume provides the scholar, teacher, student or non-specialist with an astonishing breadth and depth of information.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

In 1987, the STS set up a permanent exhibition on both the contemporary Swiss theatre and the history of theatre in Europe: Theater in Gegenwart und Geschichte (Theatre Today and in the Past), created by Martin Dreier (b.


Author: Peter Nagy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136402890

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1072

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This new paperback edition of the The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History, Structure of the National Theatre Community, Artistic profile, Music Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppet Theatre, Design, Theatre, Space and Architecture, Training, Criticism, Scholarship and Publishing and Further Reading - allowing the reader to use the book as a source for both area and subject studies. A new preface and further reading sections by the Series Editor brings the Encyclopedia bang up-to-date making it invaluable to anyone interested in European theatre, as well as students and scholars of performance studies, history, anthropology and cultural studies.

Green Parties and Political Change in Contemporary Europe

For a discussion of the roots of political discont in the contemporary Austrian electorate see K.R Luther, ... C.H. Church, "Behind the Consociational Screen: Politics in Contemporary Switzerland", West European Politics 12 (1989).


Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429828829

Category: Political Science

Page: 532

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Published in 1997, This book offers an up-to-date guide to the Green parties of Western Europe as the optimism of the 1980s confronts the ‘Green fatigue’ of the 1990s. The approach is both thematic and comparative. Green politics in Europe is located in its historical and cultural context. There is a comparative analysis of the principal ideological questions , policy issues and strategic dilemmas that have confronted the European Greens. There are national profiles of Green politics throughout the European Union. The conclusion addresses the critical issue of political change in post industrial societies. It discusses the contribution of Green parties to the ‘New Politics’ and assesses their likely impact on post-modern politics

Political Change in Switzerland

Means To achieve these aims, and thus to try and rectify the prevailing ignorance and misunderstandings, means adopting a contemporary history approach. So, although it draws on the work of Swiss political scientists, ...


Author: Clive H. Church

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317443650

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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Political Change in Switzerland explains the striking recent political developments in Switzerland, an important but surprisingly little known and often misunderstood country, aiming to dissipate prevailing myths about Switzerland in its European context. Firstly, the title provides an analysis of the way the practice and processes of Swiss politics have so dramatically changed over the last 25 years, setting out the differences between outside perceptions and changing Swiss realities. Secondly, it discusses how far the country has moved, from the stability of the post-war period to a new era of uncertainty, in which the so called Sonderfall, or special case, no longer seems to apply. In doing so it analyses the populist movement, centred on the Swiss People’s Party, examining its support and tactical operations, as well as the response of the establishment to the challenges the movement poses, both generally and where key questions of policy on foreigners and the EU are concerned. Finally, the title explains how much of this change is related to Europe, and discusses the prospects for Switzerland, Europe and the EU member states in the light of this new Swiss uncertainty. The way in which globalization has imposed new stresses on Switzerland, both in external policy and social terms, is the key theme of the title. These stresses have, in turn, encouraged the growth of a new populist movement, drawing on social classes previously supportive of other forces, and employing aggressive new tactics, creating a challenge that the establishment has found it hard to counter, so that stability has been compromised. As a result, Switzerland now faces two linked policy challenges, to find ways of accommodating unease about immigration and to devise a realistic and widely acceptable new relationship with the EU. The book’s underlying belief is that these changes have left the country divided and uncertain about its future. This title offers in-depth analysis of Switzerland's domestic and European politics and policies. It is also innovative in trying both to bring out the European roots of recent political changes in Switzerland and of the challenges these pose to the Swiss status quo and for the evolution of the EU and member states such as the United Kingdom. This is a book for those interested in Switzerland, academics, business people, diplomats, journalists and political commentators.

Contemporary Swiss Paintings

National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.). | || f | | | Foreword This EXHIBITION of contemporary Swiss painting which was assembled.


Author: National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)


ISBN: UIUC:30112077589882

Category: Painting, Modern

Page: 12

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Guide to Contemporary Politics

Likewise, in France, women were not allowed to vote until 1946, and even in contemporary Switzerland there are cantons where the franchise is limited to men. This is not to argue that in France or Switzerland there is an ...


Author: N. C. Dexter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483141947

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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Guide to Contemporary Politics describes basic political ideas and some of the issues dividing the major parties in British politics. The book starts with basic descriptions of political theory, covering the foundations of democracy, the choice of government, and the machinery of political power found in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. The book then cites example of clichés and common misconception about politics between a communist and a socialist. This is followed by discussions and interviews on the politics, differences, qualities, and some perceptions on the Communist Party, the Conservative Party, the Labor Party, and the Liberal Party. The book then discusses any points of controversy or misunderstanding in an objective manner. The text gives an assessment of observations and notes of the different parties. The appendices also discuss the state of economy from 1945 to 1966, and how the newspapers saw the changing politics of the times. The book also discusses the use of opinion polls in political elections. Politicians, political candidates, campaign managers, and sociologists and historians will find this book informative and useful.

40 Contemporary Swiss Composers

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Author: Schweizerischer Tonkunstlerverein

Publisher: Amriswil : Bodensee-Verlag

ISBN: UCAL:B4440150

Category: Composers

Page: 222

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