SOCIO-POLITICAL CONVULSIONS IN EUROPE AND THEIR IMPACT ON SWISS POLITICAL GOVERNANCE
It is almost impossible for any state to remain indifferent to the events happening in the world. Arguably, the last 200 years have been the most eventful in world history. Socio-political earthquakes like the French revolution and subsequent diplomatic realignments have had monumental repercussions. Curiously enough, the state of Switzerland despite being almost at the center of all that tumult kept itself relatively stable. This paper is a qualitative study that analyzes how the Swiss mode of political management warded off crises in its immediate neighbourhood.
Keywords: Switzerland, events, influence, political governance