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Constitutional Law in Switzerland, Second edition

By Alexander Misic, Nicole Töpperwien


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Switzerland provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Switzerland will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Publish Date 06/12/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041196132
SKU 10064393-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations

Preface to the Second Edition

General Introduction

Chapter 1. A Short Outline of Swiss Constitutional History

Chapter 2. The Pillars of the Swiss Constitution

Chapter 3. State Territory

Chapter 4. Population (Demographic Data)

Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law

Chapter 1. Treaties

Chapter 2. Constitution

Chapter 3. Legislation

Chapter 4. Case Law

Chapter 5. Customary Law

Chapter 6. Administrative Ordinances and Administrative Orders

Chapter 7. Interpretation and Publication

Part II. State Organization

Chapter 1. General

Chapter 2. The People

Chapter 3. The Legislature

Chapter 4. The Executive

Chapter 5. The Judiciary

Part III. The State and Its Subdivisions

Chapter 1. Switzerland as a Federal State

Chapter 2. The Cantons

Chapter 3. The Municipalities

Part IV. Citizenship and the Administration of Justice

Chapter 1. Rules Concerning Citizenship and Relevance of Citizenship

Chapter 2. Fundamental Rights

Chapter 3. Constitutional Problems of Minorities

Chapter 4. Legal Position of Aliens

Chapter 5. Judicial Control of Administrative Action

Part V. Specific Problems

Chapter 1. Neutrality and War, Treaty and Foreign Affairs Powers

Chapter 2. Taxing Power, Financial Equalization and Spending Power

Chapter 3. The Constitutional Relationship Between Religion and State

Selected Bibliography