Referendums Around the World: The Growing Use of Direct Democracy

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American Enterprise Institute, 1994 - Political Science - 304 pages
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Referendums have been in increasing evidence all over the democratic world - notably in connection with the evolution of the European Community and the breakup of the Soviet Union. This analysis of the strengths and weakness of referendums looks at how they fit the requirements of democracy.
 

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INDEX 297
1
THEORY David Butler and Austin Ranney
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WESTERN EUROPE Vernon Bogdanor
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SWITZERLAND Kris W Kobach
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Referendums 18481993
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEA1 AND Colin A Hughes
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EASTERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION Henry
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Russia and Public Opinion on Selected Issues
197
Union 19901993
213
y DIRECT LEGISLATION IN THE AMERICAN STATES David B Magleby
218
United States 19001992
232
CONCLUSION David Butler and Austin Ranney
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David Butler, a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, since 1951, has been associated with the Nuffield Election Studies since 1945. He is well known for his election commentaries on the BBC and has written widely on British, American and Australian politics.

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