Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Nationalism and the League of Nations Today

Rappard, William E.

In: American Political Science Review, 1933, vol. 27, no. 5, p. 721-737

Université de Neuchâtel

Introducing ‘seeds of change’ into the food system? Localisation strategies in the Swiss dairy industry

Häberli, Isabel ; Forney, Jérémie

In: Sociologia Ruralis : Journal of the European Society for Rural Sociology, 2016, vol. 56, no. 2, p. 135-156

The Swiss dairy-farming sector faces challenging times after the removal of milk quotas. In this context, several cooperative/federative structures have developed new strategies to improve the situation of dairy farmers. Local products play an important role in these strategies. Based on ethnographic work, this paper looks at the social construction and negotiation of ‘the local’ within three...

Université de Neuchâtel

Three essays on supply and demand in the Swiss health care system

Pletscher, Mark ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2015 ; 2516.

The Swiss health care system is facing various challenges including high health care costs, wasteful and medically harmful over-treatment, regional variation in access to care and a lack of transparency. Because physicians and patients are granted considerable autonomy in medical decision making a thorough understanding of their motives and behaviors is a prerequisite for successful policy. This...

Université de Fribourg

The Quest for a Perfect Death. : Thoughts on Death and Dying in the Future

Zimmermann-Acklin, Markus

In: Proceedings from the Societas Ethica Annual Conference, 2011, p. 75-83

There is all over the world a sort of fever affecting all the research fields related, closely or somewhat loosely,with human health issues. Some of them – cloning, therapeutic cloning, stem cell therapy, human enhancement, etc. – arise fierce and controversial public debates. At the same time, a concern can be felt worldwide that tomorrow’s medicine might well become more and more « dual...