Direct democracy in Switzerland


Until the turn of the millennium, it was an exception for a popular initiative to be adopted. In more recent times, successful initiatives are on the rise. For a majority of these initiatives there were and are legal challenges with regard to their implementation. This is addressed by the project group direct democracy in Switzerland.

Ongoing projects

The implementation of successful citizens‘ initiatives

Project leader: Andreas Glaser
Project collaborators: Corina Fuhrer, Nagihan Musliu, Liana Sala
Duration: 2014–2017
Funding source: Swiss National Science Foundation
Research database UZH