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333 Are there bases for evidence-based health policy in Switzerland? Factors influencing the extent of evaluation activity in health policy in the Swiss cantons Andreas Balthasar This paper aims at explaining the extent of evaluation activity in Swiss cantonal health policy. It is a quantitative analysis of determinants that promote evaluation. For the first time, it draws together data on the frequency of health policy evaluations in the Swiss cantons, shows the results of bi- and multivariate analysis and interprets them based on policy analysis

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Introduction ‘Allah allows and commands a man to have more than one wife. Who am I to say that it is out of the question, just because some hypocrites who prefer whoring around tell me it is not okay?’ (Steffi) 1 The discrepancy between the common ideas about romantic long-term relationships in Switzerland and pious Salafis’ 2 concepts of marriage arrangements is reflected in this quotation by a Swiss convert, Steffi. When Steffi addresses Swiss traditions of monogamy as hypocrisy, she considers that, although monogamous arrangements are the only legally

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565 Policy & Politics vol 38 no 4 • 565-82 (2010) • 10.1332/030557310X501794 © The Policy Press, 2010 • ISSN 0305 5736 Key words: Europeanisation • political cleavages • social democracy • trade unions • Switzerland Final submission September 2009 • Acceptance February 2010 Does Europeanisation weaken the Left? Changing coalitions and veto power in Swiss decision-making processes Alexandre Afonso, Marie-Christine Fontana and Yannis Papadopoulos This article analyses how Europeanisation affects the power resources of social democratic forces in Switzerland

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Introduction For Switzerland, two lines of discourse can be roughly reconstructed in the field of errors and mistakes: a historically oriented discourse on abusive practices of child removals and placements and a contemporary oriented discourse on fatal cases in child protection in the context of a new organisation of authorities. What both lines have in common is that they have not (yet) led to an explicit debate on errors and mistakes in Switzerland. The chapter begins with a short introduction to the Swiss child protection system and then summarises

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our findings. The context: asylum, migration and social work According to Amnesty International (2021) , an asylum seeker is someone ‘who has left their country and is seeking protection from persecution and serious human rights violations in another country, but who hasn’t yet been legally recognized as a refugee and is waiting to receive a decision on their asylum claim’. A common ground in the Irish and the Swiss asylum process is the Dublin procedure. The Dublin III Regulation 1 provides the legal basis for determining which state will examine an

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Key messages We studied career development over a period of 36 years (from adolescence to midlife) in Switzerland. Six plausible occupational career patterns supporting a linear model were found for both genders. In women’s career patterns, considerable stability can be observed, while men show more upward mobility. Patterns of upward mobility are related to objective and subjective career success. Introduction Individuals increasingly change jobs and occupations several times during their lifetimes ( Sheldon, 2005 ; OECD, 2018 ). However, it

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75 SiX Policy analysis in the German-speaking countries: common traditions, different cultures, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland nils C. Bandelow, Fritz Sager and Peter Biegelbauer Introduction Policy research has developed several perspectives, with scholars influenced by international developments in the discipline as well as their own respective political environment. To cover the global view, it is common practice to trace back recent research to the founding fathers of the discipline, with their competing ontological, epistemological, normative

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et al, 2001 ) and caregivers ( McIntosh and Rosselli, 2012 ). However, not all women living with HIV fit into these categories. In Switzerland, which is characterised by a liberal model of public health, approximately 20,000 people are living with HIV. Women make up a quarter of this population. While men are mainly infected through sexual relations with other men, women are mostly (70 per cent) infected through heterosexual intercourse ( FOPH, 2018b ). The key HIV populations defined by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) are: homosexual men and men

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Introduction The paradigm of activation and self-responsibility to provide for basic needs has been at the top of the political agenda in most Western social welfare states for years. This is true for Switzerland, and means-tested benefits are no exception to this development. Basic needs are guaranteed on the one hand by a constitutional right to minimum financial means and, on the other hand, through so-called measures of social assistance which include (further) financial support. Switzerland being a federal state, social assistance and the duties for

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Introduction Switzerland is a very interesting case with respect to immigrant populations. It is one of the wealthiest countries in Europe and has one of the largest populations with a migratory background. In 2013, approximately 24% of the resident population were foreign, due to the combined effects of immigration and restrictive citizenship policies. Immigration is mainly oriented by the needs of an expanding economy, which has continuously hired new cohorts of foreign workers, as well as of many international organisations that were established in

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