VOL. 2, NO. 1, PGS. 15–24


Switzerland’s Democratic System
A conversation with Hans-Peter Schaub

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

Hans-Peter Schaub is a Researcher at Année Politique Suisse of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern.

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What is democracy? What are its fundamental principles?

This question is not easy to answer because there is not a single definition of democracy. Over the centuries there have been several competing conceptions of what democracy is, and this is still true today. My somewhat simplifying definition goes as follows: democracy is a political system in which those [...]

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Dolores García


Schaub. Good day. The aspects developed at work are interesting. I was left with the feeling that you live or lived in Switzerland, in the area of decision-making, for the details you describe. I agree with you by pointing out that democracy in Switzerland is facilitated by the number of its population, the location it has territorially and the economy. I remember a long time ago I read a book on the subject of democracy. In the end the author emphasized his utopian and paradogic character. Congratulations on the proposals. Hopefully one day I can talk about the Latin American countries and the power struggle that generates democracy as a fiction.

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