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The Routledge handbook to referendums and direct democracy

Author: Laurence Morel; Matt Qvortrup
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2018
Series: Routledge handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the last 30 years referendums have played an increasingly important role in determining government policy. Recent high profile referendums in Scotland, Catalonia and Ukraine have continued the movement towards independence referendums following decolonization and the end of the Cold War. This handbook covers key aspects and issues of direct democracy and referendums throughout the world including"--
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Routledge handbook to referendums and direct democracy.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017028747
(OCoLC)1015253604
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Morel; Matt Qvortrup
ISBN: 9781351360715 135136071X 9780203713181 0203713184
OCLC Number: 1015674818
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 529 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: The history of referendums and direct democracy / Matt Qvortrup --
Types of referendums, provisions and practice at national level worldwide / Laurence Morel --
Local referendums: a comparative assessment of forms and practice / Theo Schiller --
Methodological issues: popper, paradigms and historical perspectives on referendum research: a case of pluralism / Matt Qvortrup --
Views on referendums: is there a pattern? / Palle Svensson --
Why referendums?: on appearances and absences / Dag Anckar --
Referendums and consensus democracy: empirical findings from 21 EU countries / Stefan Vospernik --
The democratic criticism of referendums: the majority and true will of the people / Laurence Morel --
The democratic potential of referendums: intrinsic and extrinsic limitations / Patrick Taillon --
Democratic credentials and deficits of referendums: a case study of the scottish independence vote / Stephan Tierney --
People concerned and people entitled to vote: the example of sovereignty referendums / Ilker Gökhan Sen --
The expression of popular will: does the wording of a referendum question matter? / François Rocher and André Lecours --
The expression of popular will: do campaigns matter and how do voters decide? / Ece Ozlem Atikcan --
The strength of popular will: legal impact, implementation and duration / Dane Waters --
Existing regulations and recommended best practices: the example of the USA / Henry S. Noyes --
Voting behaviour in direct democracy votes / Pascal Sciarini --
Picking winners. forecasting the results of eu referendums 1972-2016 / Matt Qvortrup --
The formation of opinions at referendums: the application of the screening theory model / Guy Lachapelle --
Are referendums a machinery to turn out our prejudices into rational choices: an unfortunate answer of sociophysics / Serge Galam --
How elections shape campaigning effects in direct democracy / Simon Lanz and Alessandro Nai --
Referendums, minorities and individual freedoms / Marthe Fatin-Rouge Stefanini --
Referendums on European integration: crisis-solving or crisis-inducing? / Fernando Mendez and Mario Mendez --
Do referendums make better citizens? the effects of direct democracy on political interest, civic competence and participation / Julien Talpin --
Brinkmanship and backsliding: how governments deal with referendum decisions / Gerald Schneider --
Effects of referendums on party cohesion and cleavages: empirical findings from 21 EU countries / Stefan Vospernik --
Recall referendum around the world: origins, institutional designs and current debates / Yanina Welp --
Deliberative mini-publics in democratic systems / Maija Setälä --
Nothing fails like success: teledemocracy and deliberative polling / Ted Becker --
Sortition, direct democracy and indirect democracy / Gil Delannoi and Oliver Dowlen .
Series Title: Routledge handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Laurence Morel and Matt Qvortrup.

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"Over the last 30 years referendums have played an increasingly important role in determining government policy. Recent high profile referendums in Scotland, Catalonia and Ukraine have continued the movement towards independence referendums following decolonization and the end of the Cold War. This handbook covers key aspects and issues of direct democracy and referendums throughout the world including"--

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