Title: Political science in Switzerland
Authors : Sager, Fritz
Pleger, Lyn Ellen
et. al : No
Published in : Political science in Europe : at the beginning of the 21st century
Pages : 533
Pages to: 553
Editors of the parent work: Krauz-Mozer, Barbara
Kulakowska, Malgorzata
Borowiec, Piotr
Scigaj, Pawel
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Jagiellonian University Press
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Krakow
Issue Date: Apr-2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: No review
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 320: Politics
Abstract: The development of political science in Switzerland in terms of an academic recognition has its origins in the French part of Switzerland in the 1960s to 1980s, followed by the German part. Today, ten institutions in Switzerland offer political science at Bachelors and at Masters level. While in 2’000, only about 2’300 students studied political science in Switzerland this number almost doubled within ten years. One of the main changes in political science education in Switzerland consists in the replacement of the existing degrees of Lizentiat and Diplom by Bachelor- and Master-programmes according to the ‘Bologna reform’ in the early 2000s, by which Switzerland has pioneered the transformation processes. The first chair in political science was installed in 1959. Currently, there are about 50 full professorships at Swiss Universities. The main research fields of political science consist of international studies, democracy and Swiss politics, although Swiss politics still is considered particularly important in Switzerland due to of its unique political system within Europe such as direct democracy.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Book part
ISBN: 978-832-333-93-80
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17530
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