Ideological or pragmatic value-added capture? An inter-cantonal study on the influence of political legitimacy on the configuration of value-added capture in Switzerland Authors Louis Scheiwiller Universität Bern Andreas Hengstermann Universität Bern DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.154 Keywords: Value-added capture, Policy analysis, Switzerland, Planning policy Abstract As one of the few examples worldwide, Swiss law serves for an instrument to compensate for planning-related increases in land value. The provision at the federal level however is not directly applicable, but merely a binding legislative mandate to the cantons. Beyond the minimum requirements under federal law, the cantons are given far-reaching discretion in the legislative process. This paper exploits this constellation in order to examine how the political legitimacy of the instrument affects the concrete legal configuration. Based on the planning literature, two schools of thought hold precedence. First, that pragmatic arguments would lead to farreaching cantonal regulations, e.g., through the explicit considerationof rezoning and upzoning as further taxable eventsin addition to the federal law requirement of zoning. Second, that ideological arguments are likely to only lead to minimal implementations, e.g., to a levy rate that does not exceed the minimum 20 percent prescribed by federal law. However, thiscomparative study based on the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, and Bern instead points to a reverse correlation. In contrast to international experience, ideological arguments in Switzerland lead to amore far-reaching design of value added capture under planning law. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published 2022-03-18 How to Cite Scheiwiller, L. and Hengstermann, A. (2022) “Ideological or pragmatic value-added capture? An inter-cantonal study on the influence of political legitimacy on the configuration of value-added capture in Switzerland”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE. doi: 10.14512/rur.154. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2022 Louis Scheiwiller, Andreas Hengstermann This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.