Ideological or pragmatic value-added capture? An inter-cantonal study on the influence of political legitimacy on the configuration of value-added capture in Switzerland

Scheiwiller, Louis T.; Hengstermann, Andreas (2022). Ideological or pragmatic value-added capture? An inter-cantonal study on the influence of political legitimacy on the configuration of value-added capture in Switzerland. Raumforschung und Raumordnung Oekom 10.14512/rur.154

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As one of the few examples worldwide, Swiss law serves for an instrument to compensate for planning-related increases in land value. The provision at the federal level however is not directly applicable, but merely a binding legislative mandate to the cantons. Beyond the minimum requirements under federal law, the cantons are given far-reaching discretion in the legislative process. This paper exploits this constellation in order to examine how the political legitimacy of the instrument affects the concrete legal configuration. Based on the planning literature, two schools of thought hold precedence. First, that pragmatic arguments would lead to farreaching cantonal regulations, e.g., through the explicit consideration of rezoning and upzoning as further taxable events in addition to the federal law requirement of zoning. Second, that ideological arguments are likely to only lead to minimal implementations, e.g., to a levy rate that does not exceed the minimum 20 percent prescribed by federal law. However, this comparative study based on the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, and Bern instead points to a reverse correlation. In contrast to international experience, ideological arguments in Switzerland lead to amore far-reaching design of value added capture under planning law.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Political urbanism and sutainable spatial development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Hengstermann, Andreas Heinrich

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning

ISSN:

1869-4179

Publisher:

Oekom

Language:

German

Submitter:

Andreas Heinrich Hengstermann

Date Deposited:

30 Mar 2022 12:02

Last Modified:

30 Mar 2022 12:02

Publisher DOI:

10.14512/rur.154

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Mehrwertausgleich, Politikanalyse, Schweiz, Planungspolitik Value-added capture, Policy analysis, Switzerland, Planning policy

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/167683

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/167683

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