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Constitutional Law

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    10311
  • Matthias Oesch
    Constitutional Law

    I.Constitution

    1.History and Overview

    2.People

    a)Citizenship

    b)Foreign Nationals

    3.Fundamental Rights

    4.Federation, Cantons, Communes

    5.Federal Assembly, Federal Council, Federal Courts

    II.Principles

    1.(Semi-) Direct Democracy

    a)Popular Initiative

    b)Referendum

    c)“Landsgemeinde” as Cantonal Particularity

    2.Multi-Party Government

    3.Limited Constitutional Review

    III.Landmark Cases

    1.Women’s Suffrage

    2.Naturalisation and Fundamental Rights

    Selected Bibliography