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Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy

Author: David Altman
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Altman
ISBN: 9781108634397 1108634397 9781108496636 1108496636 9781108721776 110872177X
OCLC Number: 1089279720
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea (xxiv, 258 páginas))
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.
Responsibility: David Altman.


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