Swiss perspectives in 10 languages

Renat Kuenzi

Expertise: Swiss politics, democratic processes at home and abroad. Initials: rk

Studied history and politics at University of Bern. Worked at Reuters, the newspapers Der Bund and Berner Zeitung, and the Förderband radio station. I am concerned with the Swiss practice of modern direct democracy in all its aspects and at all levels, my constant focus being the citizen.

Claude Longchamp im Luzern.

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Lucerne, the capital city that never was

This content was published on Lucerne tried three times to become the Swiss capital. It nonetheless played a decisive role in the birth of Swiss democracy.

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How do we save democracy?

Democracy is facing its biggest crisis since World War 2. How can we make it more robust?

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Is freedom of speech under threat? 

Freedom of expression is a universal human right. But it is increasingly under pressure, even in some of the oldest democracies. Why?

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Voting rights: which groups are still locked out?

Foreigners, young people, criminals, the severely disabled: who should be given the right to vote in elections and referendums?

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