A Comparative Study of Referendums: Government by the People
Democracy means the rule of the people, yet in all countries the role of the citizen is limited to periodic general elections and occasional referendums. However, referendums are becoming an important feature of Western democracy. Citizens are increasingly being called upon to decide complex political issues by the very same people they elected to make those decisions. This study offers the first comparative assessment of the referendum, looking at its development in Britain, Europe, and the US.
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