VT Edition: Susan Clark on Swiss Town Meeting tradition

03/03/09 2:59PM By Jane Lindholm
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A Swiss flag waves over Ascona and Lake Maggiore, southern Switzerland

Switzerland and Vermont have something in common beyond postcard scenery: They share the exercise in grassroots democracy known as town meeting. Susan Clark is the moderator of the Middlesex Town Meeting and co-author of the book, "All Those in Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community." As a longtime student of the tradition of Town Meeting she visited Switzerland to find out how they do it. She spoke with VPR's Jane Lindholm about the tradition.

Click here to read an aritcle by Susan Clark on Swiss town meeting.


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