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Federalism: The case of Switzerland

  title={Federalism: The case of Switzerland},
  author={Wolf Linder},
Together with the United States and Canada, Switzerland is one of the three classical federations. Its institutional structure consists of three levels of government: the federation, 26 cantons and about 2500 communes. The cantons as well as the communes are characterised by a full political organisation with the separation of powers, by a constitutionally guaranteed political autonomy and by their right to impose taxes for their responsibilities. Historically speaking, the Swiss federation can… 

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