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Direct democracy and the courts

Author: Kenneth P Miller
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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This book analyzes the conflict between two rising powers - direct democracy and the courts. The resulting conflict between the people and the courts threatens to produce a popular backlash against  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth P Miller
ISBN: 9780521765640 0521765641 9780521747714 0521747716
OCLC Number: 760454310
Description: viii, 278 p. : il., mapa ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a clash of rising powers: Part I. The Quest for Majority Rule: 1. The epic debate; 2. Direct democracy gathers force; Part II. Countering the Majority: 3. The counter-majoritarian power; 4. The courts at work; 5. Conflicts over rights; 6. Conflicts over powers; Part III. The Majority Strikes Back: 7. The people's check on the courts; Conclusion: a new constitutional equilibrium; Appendix.
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