Direkte Demokratie in der Schweiz – Länderbericht 2008/2009 (Direct Democracy in Switzerland – Country Report 2008/2009)

In: Lars P. Feld/Peter M. Huber/Otmar Jung/Christian Welzel/Fabian Wittreck (eds.), Yearbook for Direct Democracy 2009, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2010, pp. 205-240 (ISBN 978-3-8329-4860-3)

37 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2020

Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

German Abstract: Dieser Landesbericht schildert die Entwicklung der schweizerischen direkten Demokratie im Berichtszeitraum. Er enthält einen Überblick über die hängigen Verfahren auf Bundesebene. Ausserdem werden Schwerpunkte der Entwicklung in Bund, Kantonen und Gemeinden behandelt.

English Abstract:This is the first country report in the new yearbook. It outlines the different instruments of direct democracy in Switzerland. Some of these instruments, like the public initiative for a total revision of the constitution, have been around since the inception of the federal state in 1848. Others, like the public initiative for constitutional amendments (partial revisions) – being the most popular instrument of all – have been added later (1891). The report presents an outline of the different stages of public initiatives and lists all active initiatives within theses stages.

Note: Downloadable document is in German.

Keywords: Instruments of Direct Democracy, Initiative Against Statute of Limitation, Biometric, Passes, Referendum

Suggested Citation

Tschentscher, Axel, Direkte Demokratie in der Schweiz – Länderbericht 2008/2009 (Direct Democracy in Switzerland – Country Report 2008/2009) (January 1, 2010). In: Lars P. Feld/Peter M. Huber/Otmar Jung/Christian Welzel/Fabian Wittreck (eds.), Yearbook for Direct Democracy 2009, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2010, pp. 205-240 (ISBN 978-3-8329-4860-3), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3521817

Axel Tschentscher (Contact Author)

Bern University - Law School ( email )

Institute for Public Law
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Bern, Bern 3012
Switzerland
+41-31-631 88 99 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.oefre.unibe.ch/ueber_uns/personen/prof_dr_tschentscher_axel/index_ger.html

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