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Université de Fribourg

New material of “Eurysternidae” (Thalassochelydia, Pan-Cryptodira) from the Kimmeridgian of the Swiss Jura Mountains

Püntener, Christian ; Anquetin, Jérémy ; Billon-Bruyat, Jean-Paul

In: Palaeovertebrata, 2020, vol. 43, no. 1, p. e2

The region of Porrentruy (Swiss Jura Mountains) is known for its rich and diverse assemblage of Late Jurassic coastal marine turtles (Thalassochelydia). Dominated by the “Plesiochelyidae”, this assemblage also includes representatives of the two other thalassochelydian groups, the “Thalassemydidae” and “Eurysternidae.” In this study, we present new shell-based material from Porrentruy...

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

Corporate Cosmopolitanism: Making an Asset of Diversity and Mobility at Swiss International Schools

Rey, Jeanne ; Bolay, Matthieu

In: ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 2020, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 106-130

This article explores the subjective spatial relations that international schools in Switzerland seek to produce within the cosmopolitan enclaves they form. Based on ethnographic fieldwork at 21 international schools in Switzerland, we scrutinize practices related to diversity and mobility, which international schools construe as the main vehicles leading to the desired attributes of...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Collaborating with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers when writing HPV vaccine review articles

Deml, Michael J. ; Dietrich, Léna G. ; Wingeier, Bernhard ; Etter, Gisela ; Gallmann, Caesar ; Berger, Christoph ; Suggs, L. Suzanne ; Huber, Benedikt M. ; Tarr, Philip E.

In: Journal of clinical medicine, 2020, vol. 9, no. 2, p. 15 p

Novel strategies are needed to address vaccine hesitancy (VH), which correlates with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In Switzerland, CAM providers play important roles in vaccine counseling of vaccine hesitant (VH) parents, and traditional vaccination messaging tends to overlook CAM provider perspectives. In the setting of a Swiss national research program on VH, our key strategy ...

Université de Neuchâtel

Switzerland – Really Europe's Heart of Darkness?

Manatschal, Anita

In: Swiss Political Science Review (SPSR), 2015, vol. 21, no. 1, p. 23-35

Immigration is a prominent and contested global topic of contemporary politics. Several recent popular votes targeting migration such as the minaret initiative, the automatic deportation initiative, and most recently the vote on “mass immigration”, evoke however the impression that Switzerland sets particularly harsh standards in migration policy. Based on historical evidence on Swiss...

Université de Fribourg

Leaving peace for war : An exploratory study of Swiss men’s trajectories toward engagement in Arab conflicts

Ajil, Ahmed

In:, 2019, vol. 2, no. 3, p. Article: 2.3

While the issue of foreign fighting has been very present in Swiss public discourse in recent years, little is known about the actual trajectories of young men who engage in this particular form of political violence. Based primarily on face-to-face in-depth interviews with four Swiss male nationals who travelled to conflict zones in the Arab World, the present analysis offers insights into the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Représenter les étudiant-e-s extra-européen-ne-s dans le discours politique suisse (1900-2015) : garantie de compétitivité internationale ou concurrence à refréner ? = Representing non-European students in Swiss Political Discourse (1900-2015) : Guarantee of International Competitiveness or Competition to be Curbed ?

Gillabert, Matthieu ; Riaño, Yvonne

In: Géo-Regards. Revue neuchâteloise de géographie, 2017, vol. 10, p. 11-29

This article contributes to our understanding of how foreign students are represented in Swiss political discourses. It takes a historical perspective by examining how non-European students are represented in discourses mobilized at the federal level between 1900 and 2015. Students are portrayed as being either an asset or a threat. In the first case, such representations serve to legitimize...

Université de Fribourg

Judihui oder Schweizuntergang: Mehrsprachigkeit und Vielfalt im sprachenpolitischen Diskurs

Berthele, Raphael

In: D. Thürer & R. Blindenbacher (Eds.), Embracing Differences. Wertschätzung des Andersseins. Zürich - Basel - Genève: Schulthess, pp. 27–38

Université de Fribourg

Routine workers in an increasingly automated world of work : Evidence from Switzerland

Kurer, Thomas

In:, 2019, vol. 1, no. 2, p. Article: 1.2

This paper explores the distributional consequences of technological change on midskilled routine workers in Switzerland in three steps: (1) The first part studies aggregate trends in the labor market and confirms the pattern of an eroding middle:The disadvantages of technological progress are concentrated on routine workers whose share in the labor force has drastically declined over time. (2)...

Université de Fribourg

Editorial - Erosion of the Middle Class?

Budowski, Monica ; Schief, Sebastian

In:, 2019, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Article: 1.1