Short personal sketches of leading figures in the nation's affairs and the role of tourism in Swiss life are examined. Switzerland is placed in historical, social, economic, and human perspective.
Author: George Soloveytchik
A description of the people of Switzerland, its turbulent history and complicated democracy. Short personal sketches of leading figures in the nation's affairs and the role of tourism in Swiss life are examined. Switzerland is placed in historical, social, economic, and human perspective.
Leading European scientists in the field of right-wing extremism have contributed to this collection which introduces the ongoing projects of Switzerland's national research program "40plus.
Author: Marcel Alexander Niggli
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
Category: Political Science
Leading European scientists in the field of right-wing extremism have contributed to this collection which introduces the ongoing projects of Switzerland's national research program "40plus." The essays are presented in an international perspective in order to localize the Swiss research and its results.
Release on 2013 | by Price Waterhouse Coopers AG (Zürich)
This publication is a Swiss summary of our global publication Demystifying the online shopper - 10 myths of multichannel retailing.
Author: Price Waterhouse Coopers AG (Zürich)
This publication is a Swiss summary of our global publication Demystifying the online shopper - 10 myths of multichannel retailing. It is designed to complement our global analysis, to highlight trends that we think are significant on the Swiss market and that will help companies to better understand Swiss consumers.
This open access book analyses migration and its relation to socio-political transformation in Switzerland.
Author: Francesca Falk
Category: Comparative government
This open access book analyses migration and its relation to socio-political transformation in Switzerland. It addresses how migration has made new forms of life possible and shows how this process generated gender innovation in different fields: the changing division of work, the establishment of a nursery infrastructure, access to higher education for women, and the struggle for female suffrage. Seeing society through the lens of migration alters the perspective from which our past and thus our present is told - and our future imagined.
'Nationalism and Patriotism as Predictors of Switzerland', 'Swiss Political Science Review ... Switzerland in Perspective (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1990).
Author: Clive H. Church
Category: Political Science
Political Change in Switzerland explains the striking recent political developments in Switzerland, an important but surprisingly little known and often misunderstood country, aiming to dissipate prevailing myths about Switzerland in its European context. Firstly, the title provides an analysis of the way the practice and processes of Swiss politics have so dramatically changed over the last 25 years, setting out the differences between outside perceptions and changing Swiss realities. Secondly, it discusses how far the country has moved, from the stability of the post-war period to a new era of uncertainty, in which the so called Sonderfall, or special case, no longer seems to apply. In doing so it analyses the populist movement, centred on the Swiss People’s Party, examining its support and tactical operations, as well as the response of the establishment to the challenges the movement poses, both generally and where key questions of policy on foreigners and the EU are concerned. Finally, the title explains how much of this change is related to Europe, and discusses the prospects for Switzerland, Europe and the EU member states in the light of this new Swiss uncertainty. The way in which globalization has imposed new stresses on Switzerland, both in external policy and social terms, is the key theme of the title. These stresses have, in turn, encouraged the growth of a new populist movement, drawing on social classes previously supportive of other forces, and employing aggressive new tactics, creating a challenge that the establishment has found it hard to counter, so that stability has been compromised. As a result, Switzerland now faces two linked policy challenges, to find ways of accommodating unease about immigration and to devise a realistic and widely acceptable new relationship with the EU. The book’s underlying belief is that these changes have left the country divided and uncertain about its future. This title offers in-depth analysis of Switzerland's domestic and European politics and policies. It is also innovative in trying both to bring out the European roots of recent political changes in Switzerland and of the challenges these pose to the Swiss status quo and for the evolution of the EU and member states such as the United Kingdom. This is a book for those interested in Switzerland, academics, business people, diplomats, journalists and political commentators.
These hypotheses arise from two perspectives often expressed in the academic literature. The first one questions the possibility of Switzerland continuing ...
Author: Sieglinde Gstohl
Category: Political Science
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has evolved into one of the European Union's major foreign policy instruments and received considerable attention. However, other EU neighbourhood policies, and their relevance for the ENP, also require examination. The Arab uprisings, civil wars in Libya and Syria, the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula have all brought the institutional design and tools of the ENP into question and a comparative perspective is crucial to understand EU neighbourhood policies in a wider sense. This timely book puts the ENP into context by exploring the major challenges and key lessons of the EU's other policy frameworks with neighbouring countries. Mapping the EU's bi-lateral and multilateral neighbourhood relations in comparison to the ENP and investigating the major challenges faced, it provides a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the EU's relations with its neighbours. Focusing on current affairs and future challenges, the comparison with the ENP and the lessons to be drawn, generate novel insights into the EU's closest external relations. This book will be of key interest to students and scholars studying European Politics, policies and comparative politics.
Despite the several hundred thousand EU nationals living and working within its borders, and almost half a million Swiss working in the EU, this small, resource-poor country appears determined to retain its independence. Culture Smart!
Author: Kendall Hunter
Publisher: Bravo Limited
Category: Social Science
There is far more to Switzerland than beautiful scenery, chocolate, watches, faceless bankers, and spotless cities. The real Switzerland is full of surprises and anything but bland. This small, rugged, landlocked country at the heart of Europe has been a confederation since the first three cantons came together in a defensive alliance in 1291. Four national languages are spoken within its borders. Its present twenty-six cantons are largely autonomous and retain their individual characters. In this grassroots democracy real power lies with the people, who exercise it directly through frequent referendums. &“Swissness&” is, above all, a spirit of independence and of communal involvement.Although it is a model of peace and multicultural cooperation, with one of the highest standards of living in Europe, Switzerland's prosperity has been hard-won. Historically neutral, it maintains a semi-detached relationship within the European Union. In 2014, a national referendum supported quotas on EU migrants. Despite the several hundred thousand EU nationals living and working within its borders, and almost half a million Swiss working in the EU, this small, resource-poor country appears determined to retain its independence. Culture Smart! Switzerland provides an historical perspective, explores Swiss values and attitudes, and looks at the cultural continuity of festivals and traditions. It helps you navigate the workplace, the neighborhood, and the social scene. It offers crucial insights into Swiss business culture, and more generally on differences in communication style. Swiss people are not always easy to get to know. Proud, industrious, fair-minded, and creative, they respect the individual, which means that while they appreciate clear thinking and direct talking, they avoid confrontation. They will never intrude, yet will willingly help out if asked. Make the effort, and people will respond. Warmth, decency, intelligence, and wit are among the many hidden riches of this fascinating society.
As a non-EU Member State, Switzerland does not have to transpose DAC6 into national law.
Author: A. Hirt
As a non-EU Member State, Switzerland does not have to transpose DAC6 into national law. As per international standards, however, Switzerland has implemented exchange of information in tax matters and country-by-country reporting. DAC6 has an impact in Switzerland for intermediaries with an EU nexus, as well as for taxpayers involved in EU tax matters. Whether Switzerland will introduce mandatory disclosure rules depends on international developments in this area.
Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, , language: English, abstract: Legal handling of service brands Although a great deal has already been done ...
Author: Christian Kollorz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Business & Economics
Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, , language: English, abstract: Legal handling of service brands Although a great deal has already been done towards the standardisation of brand legislation, brand legislation itself (thereupon results in the protection of trademarks) is part of the legal system of a country, and as such is a national matter. It applies across national borders, that companies deal with the brand guideline aspects more and more and approve of international dimensions, but notwithstanding must make every legal declaration in matters of brand legislation from the perspective of a concrete legal system. This article is written from the perspective of Swiss law. Whenever the description, “national” or “international” is used, whatever the definition of open concepts is; is carried out from a Swiss perspective.
Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Switzerland, ... Maintenance for Human–Robot Interaction: An Intelligent Search Algorithmic Perspective.
Author: Bo Xing
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
The book focuses on smart computing for crowdfunding usage, looking at the crowdfunding landscape, e.g., reward-, donation-, equity-, P2P-based and the crowdfunding ecosystem, e.g., regulator, asker, backer, investor, and operator. The increased complexity of fund raising scenario, driven by the broad economic environment as well as the need for using alternative funding sources, has sparked research in smart computing techniques. Covering a wide range of detailed topics, the authors of this book offer an outstanding overview of the current state of the art; providing deep insights into smart computing methods, tools, and their applications in crowdfunding; exploring the importance of smart analysis, prediction, and decision-making within the fintech industry. This book is intended to be an authoritative and valuable resource for professional practitioners and researchers alike, as well as finance engineering, and computer science students who are interested in crowdfunding and other emerging fintech topics.