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Populism Crises that can strengthen democracy

A prominent Swiss political scientist assesses the challenge that populists pose for democracies.

Inclusive democracy What if the House of Representatives were chosen at random?


An outlandish idea? Food for thought, according to most people stopped in a street in Fribourg.

May 21 vote Centre-right voters hold the key in energy ballot

​​​​​​​ Support for the government’s energy policy appears to be waning but voters are still likely to approve a phase-out of nuclear ...

Voting at 16 A revolution that slipped under the radar?


Ten years ago, voters in Glarus decided to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 - a move that has produced some young and highly active politicians.