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Before the flood Village floods after voters sink protection measures

The Swiss village of Uerkheim has suffered from severe flooding. But its residents have twice rejected vital flood protection measures.

#ddworldtour Notebook from Bangkok/Thailand Democracy lost, almost

A visit to Thailand's capital Bangkok is a true roller coaster ride in a country where democracy has almost disappeared.

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Corporate responsibility Paradise Papers fuel Swiss better business initiative - for now

In Switzerland, a coalition of 85 non-governmental organisations and trade unions are backing an initiative called “responsible business”.

Security of e-voting Should Swiss vote hackers be rewarded with cash?

A Swiss politician calls on the government to offer a reward to anyone who can hack the e-voting system.

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tech and democracy Looking ahead to government by smartphone

Two new books look at how countries around the world, including Switzerland, are adapting to the demands of a digital age.

Democratic rights Should people with severe mental disabilities be able to vote?

People with disabilities who have been placed under full guardianship do not have the right to vote in Switzerland. Is this discrimination?

Direct Democracy Around the world in 200 days for people power

Swiss-Swedish author and journalist Bruno Kaufmann has set off on a world tour to explore the state of democracy.