Referendums around the world: the growing use of direct democracy
This volume analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the referendum and the initiative and how they fit the requirements of democratic ideals. Focusing primarily on the experience of the past fifteen years.
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Theory David Butler and Austin Ranney
Western Europe Vernon Bogdanor
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