The Making of Modern Switzerland, 1948-19998

The Making of Modern Switzerland, 1948-19998

by Michael Butler, Malcolm Pender, Joy Charnley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312234597

ISBN-13: 9780312234591

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

A fascinating collection of essays by leading British and Swiss scholars that explore the development of Swiss democracy from 1848 to the present day. Culture and literature, politics and economics are looked at in turn in an attempt to unravel the extraordinary success of this microcosmic, multicultural society at the heart of Europe. The problems of contemporary

Overview

A fascinating collection of essays by leading British and Swiss scholars that explore the development of Swiss democracy from 1848 to the present day. Culture and literature, politics and economics are looked at in turn in an attempt to unravel the extraordinary success of this microcosmic, multicultural society at the heart of Europe. The problems of contemporary Switzerland, faced with rapid changes within the European Union, are outlined with refreshing candor. The question is posed whether the country can retain its distinctive identity and traditional attitudes while at the same time seeking closer cooperation with the newly emerging Europe and accepting the challenges of the globalized economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312234591
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
New Perspectives in German Studies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.64(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I:
The 1848 Conflicts and their Significance in Swiss Historiography--Thomas Maissen
Contemporary Reactions to '1848' by Writers and Intellectuals--Rèmy Charbon
How to Create a National Myth: Switzerland Reflected in its Contemporary Writing--Urs Bugmann
Part II:
Reforming the Swiss Federal Constitution: An International Lawyer's Perspective--Thomas Cottier
Swiss Politics Today--Wolf Linder
Finding a New Role in International Conflict Resolution: Switzerland after the End of the Cold War--Andrew Williams
The Swiss Economy: Facing the Future--Dominick Furgler
Redefining Swiss Relations with Europe--Clive Church

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