Contemporary Switzerland: Revisiting the Special Case

Contemporary Switzerland: Revisiting the Special Case

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ISBN-13: 9781349524945
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/07/2005
Edition description: 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

SPYROS ARVANITIS Senior Research Economist, Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research (KOF), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
MARLIS BUCHMANN Professor of Sociology, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
MONICA BUDOWSKI Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
ANDREAS DIEKMANN Professor of Sociology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
ACHIM ELFERING Lecturer in Work and Organisational Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
LARS P. FELD Professor of Economics, University of Marburg, Germany
SIMONE GREBNER Research and Teaching Assistant in Work and Organisational Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
YVES HÄNGGI Assistant, Chair of Clinical Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
KATIA IGLESIAS Researcher, Sociological Department, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
BEN JANN Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
WOLFGANG KÄLIN Research and Teaching Assistant in Work and Organisational Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
JEAN KELLERHALS Professor of Sociology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER Professor of Economics and Econometrics and Director, Swiss Institute of International Economics and Applied Research, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
DANIEL KÜBLER Professor of Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland
ANDREAS LADNER Assistant Professor, Center of Competence for Public Management, University of Bern, Switzerland
RENÉ LEVY Professor of Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
GISELA MICHEL Research Fellow, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
SARAH NICOLET Teaching Asssistant, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
MEINRAD PERREZ Professor of Clinical Psychology and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
STEFAN SACCHI Senior Researcher, Chair of Sociology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
ALEXANDER SALVISBERG Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
ANNETTE SCHERPENZEEL Psychologist and Freelance Senior Researcher, Swiss Household Panel, Switzerland
DOMINIK SCHOEBI Research Fellow, Chair of Clinical Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
PASCAL SCIARINI Professor of Political Science, Graduate Institute of Public Administration, Switzerland
NORBERT K. SEMMER Head of Work and Organisational Psychology, University of Berlin, Germany
RETO STEINER Lecturer in Business Administration, Center of Competence for Public Management, University of Bern, Switzerland
CHRISTIAN SUTER Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
FRAZISKA TSCHAN Professor in the Social Psychology of Work, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
DÖRTE WATZEK Research Fellow, Chair of Clinical Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
ERIC WIDMER Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
PETER WILHELM Assistant, Chair of Clinical Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables Notes on the Contributors Preface Introduction; H.Kriesi, P.Farago, M.Kohli & M.Zarin-Nejadan PART 1: THE SWISS WAY OF LIFE Relative Deprivation and Well-being: Switzerland in a Comparative Perspective; C.Suter & K.Iglesias What Pluralisation of the Life Course? An Analysis of Personal Trajectories and Conjugal Interactions in Contemporary Switzerland; E.Widmer, J.Kellerhals & R.Levy Facets of Emotion Regulation in Families with Adolescents: A New Research Approach; M.Perrez, D.Watzek, G.Michel, D.Schoebi, P.Wilhelm & Y.Hänggi The Impact of Social Inequalities on Personal Health; M.Budowski & A.Scherpenzeel PART 2: THE SWISS LABOUR MARKET Long-term Dynamics of Skill Demand in Switzerland from 1950-2000; S.Sacchi, A.Salvisberg & M.Buchmann Information Technology, Workplace Organisation and the Demand for Employees of Different Education Levels: Firm-level Evidence for the Swiss Economy; S.Arvanitis Young Adults Entering the Workforce in Switzerland: Working Conditions and Well-being; N.K.Semmer, F.Tschan, A.Elfering, W.Kälin & S.Grebner The Erosion of Regular Work: An Analysis of the Structural Changes in the Swiss and German Labour Markets; A.Diekmann & B.Jann PART 3: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS Internationalization and Domestic Politics: Evidence from the Swiss Case; P.Sciarini & S.Nicolet Reforming the Swiss Municipalities: Efficiency or Democracy?; A.Ladner & R.Steiner The Lost Dimension of Swiss Federalism: Democracy Problems of New Regionalism in Metropolitan Areas; D.Kübler Sustainable Fiscal Policy in a Federal System: Switzerland an an Example; L.P.Feld & G.Kirchgässner References Index

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