Swiss citizens have the widest range of political rights in the world, which are exercised in particular by way of quarterly referendums. But these referendums are really just the tip of the iceberg, as the impact of these broad political rights goes far beyond the results obtained in these periodic votes. The implicit impact that these rights exert on everything that is legislated/decided but does not need to be referended is even significantly greater and larger. The first chapter illustrates and explains how and why.
Thanks to this first ingredient of the recipe the “sovereign” of Switzerland is the citizenry, at all times and in relation to all laws and/or decisions of the state that affect the community life.
And it is through this mechanism that the country obtains/has access: