Visions of Utopia in Switzerland PDF ePub eBook

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Visions of Utopia in Switzerland free pdf The constitutional reform of 1848, which created the present political structures and legal system of Switzerland, bordered on the ideal in the regulation of human affairs, but has been adjusted over the years in the light of changing circumstances. Arguably, the political arrangements which enable the cultures of Switzerland to live together in relative harmony can be viewed in the year 2000, when Europe remains scarred by repression and violence between ethnic and language groups, as being closer to Utopia than arrangements obtaining in other places. The essays in this third volume of Occasional Papers in Swiss Studies discuss differing notions of Utopia from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries in relation to Switzerland and the often chastening confrontation of these notions with reality. Following on the constitutional reform put in place in 2000, Visions of Utopia in Switzerland aims to set in context the current debate about the kind of society Switzerland wishes to become - isolationist or open to Europe, narrowly traditional or widely multicultural.

About Joy Charnley

The Editors: Joy Charnley (French) and Malcolm Pender (German) teach in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (GB). In 1996 they set up the Centre for Swiss Cultural Studies there, under the auspices of which 25 Years of Emancipation? Women in Switzerland 1971-1996 was published (Peter Lang, 1998).

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Author : Joy Charnley
Publisher : Verlag Peter Lang
Data Published : 28 February 2001
ISBN : 3906766640
EAN : 9783906766645
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 115 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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