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Direct democracy : a comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people.

Author: Dr Matt Qvortrup
Publisher: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2015.
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Combining the latest scholarship and academic research with current debates, Direct Democracy is essential reading for political scientists, lawyers, journalists and anybody who is interested in the challenges facing democracies today. Direct Democracy shows when government by the people can improve democratic governance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Matt Qvortrup, Dr.
Direct democracy : A comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people.
Oxford : Manchester University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dr Matt Qvortrup
ISBN: 9781526102782 1526102781
OCLC Number: 960163198
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages)
Contents: Cover; Direct democracy ; List of tables and boxes; Acknowledgements ; Introduction: bespoke democracy; 1 The political theory of direct democracy: the theoretical justification for citizen involvement ; 2 Citizen initiated referendums: an empirical assessment; 3 The citizens' legislative initiative: a comparative analysis of the experiences in EU countries; 4 A comparative analysis of the recall of elected officials; 5 Can the voters be trusted?: the case of European integration; 6 A case study of the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. 7 The British referendum on the Alternative Vote in comparative perspective8 Judicial review of direct democracy; 9 Regulation of direct democracy: international comparisons and patterns; Conclusion: The age of supplyƯside politics?; Index.

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