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Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy.

Author: DAVID ALTMAN
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], CAMBRIDGE UNIV Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Citizenship and Contemporary Direct Democracy is for anyone who studies democracy, elections, or political institutions. Its original data makes it indispensable for researchers, while the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: DAVID ALTMAN
ISBN: 1108496636 9781108496636
OCLC Number: 1046549203
Contents: 1. Democratic innovations for representative governments; Part I. Origins: 2. Breaking through: the rebirth of direct democracy in the age of the national-state; 3. Catching on: waves of adoption of citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy since World War I; Part II. Nature: 4. Status quo bias? Political change through direct democracy; 5. Left or right? Investigating potential ideological biases in contemporary direct democracy; Part III. Reform: 6. Why adopt direct democracy? Much more than a simple vote; 7. How can direct democracy be improved? Citizens' commissions and citizens' counterproposals; 8. Conclusions: a new democratic equilibrium; Appendices; References; Index.

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