Der schweizerische Bundesstaat von 1848 bis 1874: Mehrheits- oder Konsensusdemokratie?

Wirz, Rolf (2014). Der schweizerische Bundesstaat von 1848 bis 1874: Mehrheits- oder Konsensusdemokratie? Swiss political science review / Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 20(1), pp. 165-178. Wiley 10.1111/spsr.12070

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This paper examines the question of whether the Swiss democracy was already a strong consensus democracy in the first period after the foundation of the confederation in 1848. To answer this question, the study makes use of the concept of Arend Lijphart (2012) with the distinction between majoritarian and consensus democracy. Based on literature and document analysis, Lijphart's indicators were coded for the Swiss State of 1848–1874. Results show that, on Lijphart's democracy map, the political system of young Switzerland is located close to the position of the USA. Consistent with expectations, this is especially true concerning the horizontal division of power.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Wirz, Rolf

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1424-7755

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

German

Submitter:

Laura Rosa Vogel

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2014 09:51

Last Modified:

10 Dec 2018 10:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/spsr.12070

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Switzerland, Consensus Democracy, Political Institutions

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.59791

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/59791

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