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Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy

Author: David Altman
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Standing out from all other books on direct democracy, Citizenship and Contemporary Direct Democracy connects the study of direct democracy to the broader field of comparative democratization and to an important strand in normative democratic theory. Analyzing the relationship between direct democracy and representative government, this book is organized around three main sections: the origins of contemporary  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Altman
ISBN: 9781108496636 1108496636 9781108721776 110872177X
OCLC Number: 1054266917
Description: xxiii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Democratic innovations for representative governments --
Breaking through: the rebirth of direct democracy in the age of the nation- --
Catching on: waves of adoption of citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy since World War I --
Status quo bias: political change through direct democracy --
Left or right: investigating potential ideological biases in contemporary direct democracy --
Why adopt direct democracy: much more than a simple vote --
How can direct democracy be improved: citizens' commissions and citizens' counterproposals --
Conclusions: a new democratic equilibrium.
Responsibility: David Altman.

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