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Wahlen ohne Kampf? Schweizer Parteien auf Stimmenfang, 1947–1983

Abstract : Swiss election campaigns in the post-war period were long regarded as non-events with minimal consequences for cooperation between the parties in Parliament and in the Federal Council. This book questions this impression by showing how election campaigns allowed Swiss political parties to renegotiate their relationship to society and the electorate. The social changes of the time - such as the introduction of female suffrage - and the professionalization of political communication were just some of the challenges the parties had to face. Thus, the election campaigns were by no means empty rituals: Rather, they manifested a particular tension between stagnation and change, between the reproduction of the status quo and the creation of new possibilities for political action, which continue to have an effect to this day.
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Zoé Kergomard. Wahlen ohne Kampf? Schweizer Parteien auf Stimmenfang, 1947–1983. Schwabe Verlag, 2020, 978-3-7965-4002-8. ⟨10.24894/978-3-7965-4027-1⟩. ⟨hal-02567071⟩



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