A new curriculum introduced at Swiss schools could better equip students to play a more active role in democracy, argues political scientist Monika Waldis.
Switzerland articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Switzerland. Surrounded on all sides by the European Union, the federal Swiss model of democracy is highly regarded as one of the best models of democracy in the world. Officially known as the Swiss Confederation, the government is a representative democracy with strong tools of direct democracy built in. A pure form of direct democracy exists in two Swiss cantons, the equivalent of American states. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
E-voting system operated by Swiss Post will not be available for nationwide votes on May 19 due to a “critical errors” found during a public intrusion test .
Additional flaw found in the Swiss Post planned e-voting system has been discovered as the public intrusion test phase comes to an end.
Swiss capital of Bern’s authorities have given the go-ahead for the city to host the ninth Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy next year.
Switzerland’s proposed new e-voting system which isn’t on blockchain & has serious flaw enough to allow hackers to steal an election without being detected.
Hackers uncover significant flaw in Swiss Post e-voting and reported it to Swiss authorities as part of public intrusion test which has been resolved.
A government study external link, published on Tuesday, revealed that demand for electronic governance services was far greater than what was on offer.
Biel (Bienne, in French) is best-known for being the capital of Swiss watchmaking and for being the biggest bilingual town in the country.
The symbolic value of citizen participation in decision-making should not be underestimated, the actual importance of direct democracy in Switzerland.
Registration is open for those who want to help reveal cracks in Switzerland’s future e-voting system and maybe earn cash bounty. Critics say test is farce.