Federalism and the COVID-19 crisis: An interim perspective from Switzerland

As the world copes with COVID-19, federations are no exception. In a new series, practitioners and experts from around the world will share perspectives on how federalism has shaped their country’s pandemic response. The authors will also examine possible future implications of the crisis on the governance system.

In this third piece, former President of the Swiss Council of States, Hans Altherr looks at at what Switzerland has done to date.