Contemporary Switzerland Within the Context of Europe

Locate contemporary Switzerland within the broader context of Europe.

Consider some of the common ways in which Europe has been conceived of in the past as well as in the present—for example, as a geographical space; as a territory with a common Christian heritage; and as a zone that has participated in the Enlightenment and processes of secularization and modernization. Contemplate some of the blind spots inherent in those conceptualizations of the ideas of Europe.