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The politics of referendum use in European democracies

Author: Saskia Hollander
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
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This book demonstrates that the generally assumed dichotomy between referendums and representative democracy does not do justice to the great diversity of referendum types and of how referendums are  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hollander, Saskia.
Politics of referendum use in European democracies.
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
(OCoLC)1084351282
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Saskia Hollander
ISBN: 9783030041977 3030041972
OCLC Number: 1097547669
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction: The Politics of Referendum Use in Europe; 1.1 The Use of Referendums in European Democracies; 1.2 A Direct Democracy Shift: Frequency and Form?; 1.3 Referendums and the Crisis of Representative Democracy; 1.4 A Framework for Analyzing Referendum Use; 1.5 Research Design and Strategy; Frequent Referendum Users: France and Denmark; Sporadic Referendum Users: The UK and Sweden; No Constitutional Referendum Provisions: The Netherlands; 1.6 Plan of the Book; Bibliography Chapter 2: Referendums and Democratic Theory2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Four Ideal Types of Democracy; 2.3 Direct Citizens' Participation Versus Political Representation; 2.4 Preference Aggregation Versus Preference Integration; 2.5 A Classification of Referendums; Legislative Majority Referendum; Presidential Referendum; Legislative Minority Referendum; Citizen-Initiated Referendum; Mandatory Referendum; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Referendums and Institutional Theory; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Classical Institutionalism; 3.3 Historical Institutionalism; 3.4 Sociological Institutionalism 3.5 Rational Choice Institutionalism3.6 Defining Referendum Practice; 3.7 Six Factors to Explain Referendum Practice; Type of Democracy; Veto Players; Past Referendum Experience; Public Demands; Political Values; Strategic Interests; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Referendum Provisions and Use in 28 Countries; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Referendum Institutionalization in 28 European Countries; 4.3 Nature of Referendum Provisions in 28 European Countries; Legislative Majority Referendums; Presidential Referendums; Legislative Minority Referendums; Citizen-Initiated Referendums; Mandatory Referendums 4.4 Use of Referendums in the EU4.5 Cross-Country Variations in Referendum Use; The EU17; The CEECs; 4.6 Referendums and Democratic Traditions; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Referendum Practice in France; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Referendum Provisions in the French Constitution; 5.3 Referendum Use in France; 5.4 French Referendum Practice, Majoritarianism and Semi-Presidentialism; 5.5 The Number of Veto Players in Triggering French Referendums; 5.6 France's Past Referendum Experience; 5.7 French Public Opinion and Referendums; 5.8 Values Attached to Referendums in French Political Debates 5.9 The Strategic Motives Driving French ReferendumsPolicy-Seeking; Domestic Empowerment; EU-Empowerment; Conflict-Mediation; Depoliticization; 5.10 The Future of French Referendums?; Bibliography; Chapter 6: Referendum Practice in Denmark; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Referendum Provisions in the Danish Constitution; 6.3 Referendum Use in Denmark; 6.4 Referendums and Danish Consensus Democracy; 6.5 The Number of Veto Players in Triggering Danish Referendums; 6.6 Denmark's Past Referendum Experience; 6.7 Danish Public Opinion and Referendums
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