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Swiss Public Administration

Making the State Work Successfully

Editors: Ladner, A., Soguel, N., Emery, Y., Weerts, S., Nahrath, S. (Eds.)

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  • Questions why Switzerland undertakes different approaches to common public policy problems, with a high rate of success
  • Provides insight into the organization and the functioning of the Swiss state
  • Unveils extra-political factors influencing public administration in Switzerland
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About this book

Swiss citizens approve of their government and the way democracy is practiced; they trust the authorities and are satisfied with the range of services Swiss governments provide. This is quite unusual when compared to other countries. This open access book provides insight into the organization and the functioning of the Swiss state. It claims that, beyond politics, institutions and public administration, there are other factors which make a country successful. The authors argue that Switzerland is an interesting case, from a theoretical, scientific and a more practice-oriented perspective. While confronted with the same challenges as other countries, Switzerland offers different solutions, some of which work astonishingly well.

About the authors

Andreas Ladner is Professor for Political Institutions and Public Administration at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique (IDHEAP) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interests include the quality of democracy, political institutions and public administration, local government, political parties and voting advice applications.
Nils Soguel is Professor of Public Finance at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interests include public sector financial management, fiscal policy, fiscal federalism and the evaluation of non-market goods and services.
Yves Emery is Professor for Public Management and Human Resource at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His areas of research include HRM strategies, work identities, motivation and competencies of civil servants and public managers.
Sophie Weerts is Associate Professor of Public Law at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research interests are in constitutional and administrative law. They focus on the structural sources and transformation of public law and the separation of powers. She also works on human rights, language policies and gender policy.
Stéphane Nahrath is Professor of Public Policy at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His areas of research include comparative public policy, sustainable resource management and circular economy.

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“The book is of interest to novice and experienced scholars as well as practitioners and has the potential to address a wide audience inside and outside Switzerland. … the book is inspiring, informative and well-structured, it is reader-friendly and up-to-date and closes a relevant gap on the book market. I am sure that this format will soon be followed by similar introductions to other countries, as the format as well as the elaboration are persuasive.” (Nathalie Behnke, Swiss Political Science Review, Vol. 25 (2), 2019)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Society, Government, and the Political System

    Pages 3-20

    Ladner, Andreas

  • The Organization and Provision of Public Services

    Pages 21-42

    Ladner, Andreas

  • The Characteristics of Public Administration in Switzerland

    Pages 43-66

    Ladner, Andreas

  • The Law and the Principle of Legality

    Pages 69-86

    Weerts, Sophie

  • The Pre-parliamentary Phase in Lawmaking: The Power Issues at Stake

    Pages 87-103

    Guy-Ecabert, Christine

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92381-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $31.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92380-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $31.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06422-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swiss Public Administration
Book Subtitle
Making the State Work Successfully
Editors
  • Andreas Ladner
  • Nils Soguel
  • Yves Emery
  • Sophie Weerts
  • Stéphane Nahrath
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92381-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92381-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92380-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06422-8
Series ISSN
2524-728X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 384
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations
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