A Comparative Study of Referendums: Government by the People, Second Edition
Should the people be allowed to decide on difficult policy issues? This is the fundamental problem of democratic theory. 'A comparative study of referendums' provides a starting point for anyone interested in referendums and direct democracy.Combining an account of the political history and philosophy of the referendum, with a thorough assessment of the practical experiences with referendums in western democracies, this book has established itself as the unrivalled market-leader in the field. Fully revised and with new chapters on campaign spending and the administration of referendums, the second edition of this book provides a thorough overview of the theory and practice of referendums.At a time when more and more countries are holding referendums, Professor Qvortrup's book is essential reading for political scientists, journalists and everyone interested in the fundamental issues of democracy.
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