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Dynamic De/Centralization in Switzerland, 1848-2010

Dardanelli, Paolo, Mueller, Sean (2019) Dynamic De/Centralization in Switzerland, 1848-2010. Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 49 (1). pp. 138-165. ISSN 0048-5950. E-ISSN 1747-7107. (doi:10.1093/publius/pjx056) (KAR id:63678)

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Part of the project Why Centralization and Decentralization in Federations?, this article studies

observed. It shows that, overall, there has been a wide-ranging process of legislative

fiscal autonomy. The principal instrument of dynamic centralization has been constitutional

process has unfolded primarily through frequent steps of a small magnitude and occurred

patterns of collective identification, and expectations concerning the role of government appear

the country has not presented a major obstacle to this centralization dynamic, particularly since

World War II, with the French-speaking minority becoming increasingly pro-centralization.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/publius/pjx056
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Why Centralisation and Decentralisation in Federations?
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Paolo Dardanelli
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 14:09 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:48 UTC
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