THE HISTORY OF A DORMANT INSTITUTION: LEGAL NORMS AND THE PRACTICE OF RECALL IN SWITZERLAND

@article{Serdlt2015THEHO,
  title={THE HISTORY OF A DORMANT INSTITUTION: LEGAL NORMS AND THE PRACTICE OF RECALL IN SWITZERLAND},
  author={Uwe Serd{\"u}lt},
  journal={Representation},
  year={2015},
  volume={51},
  pages={161 - 172}
}
  • U. Serdült
  • Published 3 April 2015
  • Political Science
  • Representation
This article mainly fills a gap in the English-speaking literature on the recall in Switzerland in order to allow for future comparative work. After a historical introduction, the reasons for the introduction, institutional rules as well as practice of the recall are assembled in an inductive but systematic way. Currently the recall in Switzerland only exists in a minority of 6 of 26 cantons but not on the national level. The procedure is usually directed at parliament, the government or both… 
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