A Comparative Study of Referendums: Government by the People

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Manchester University Press, Oct 7, 2005 - Political Science - 198 pages
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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.

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Contents

the referendum as the peoples veto
44
Do referendums stand in the way of salutary reform?
62
Is the referendum a constitutional safeguard?
90
two case
116
Bibliography
175
Index
193
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About the author (2005)

Matt Qvortrup is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

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