Authors Georg Lutz (PI) , Nicolas Pekari , Robert Baur , Thomas De Rocchi , Andreas Goldberg , Lukas Lauener

Former collaborator(s): Romain Lachat Marie-Christine Fontana Peter Selb
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Abstract Swiss national parliamentary elections are frequently considered "low salience" elections. On the one hand, the emphasis on direct democratic elements in the Swiss constitution provides citizens with extensive opportunities to exert institutionalized political influence beyond the parliamentary channel. On the other hand, shifts in political parties’ electoral fortunes had not had any consequences for government composition between 1959 and 2003, due to an informal agreement called the "Zaube... >>