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Title: Common frameworks in Switzerland : cantonal autonomy in a confederation
Authors : Keller, Florian
Ebnöther, Christoph
Ursprung, Dominique
et. al : No
Extent : 25
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: Aug-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 320: Politics
350: Public administration
Abstract: Since the founding of the modern state of Switzerland in 1848, Switzerland is a confederation of 26 relative autonomous cantons. In contrast to other federations, the Swiss cantons are the units that give competences to the federal level and not the other way around. The allocation of competences and responsibilities between the three levels of government (national, cantonal and communal) is a complex system, which forms the backbone of Swiss style federalism. As a result of a comprehensive reform project entitled “national fiscal equalization” (NFE), in effect since 2008, a wide range of mechanism for task allocations have been defined more clearly. With the NFE, the federation and the cantons are obliged to revise the actual allocation of responsibilities every four years.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: International Management Institute (IMI)
Publication type: Working Paper – Expertise – Study
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-5534
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