3 edition of Direct democracy found in the catalog.
Kara L. Lindaman
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||Kara L. Lindaman, editor|
|LC Classifications||JF491 .D57 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2010048661|
This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy—institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum—endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt lawmakers beholden to special interests, Daniel Lewis’s thorough . Direct Democracy: The Politics of Initiative, Referendum, and Recall Thomas E. Cronin The Populist Paradox Elisabeth R. Gerber: Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy Elisabeth R. Gerber: Demanding Choices: Opinion, Voting, and Direct Democracy Shaun Bowler, Todd Andrew Donovan
Only one country in the world--Switzerland--is a direct democracy, in which, to an extent, the people pass their own laws, judge the constitutionality of statutes, and even have written, in effect, their own constitution. In this propitious volume, Gregory Fossedal reports on the politics and social fabric of what James Bryce has called "the nation that has taken the democratic idea to 5/5(1). Social Structures of Direct Democracy. likes. by John Asimakopoulos, Haymarket Books (Paperback)Followers:
California's Direct Democracy. The United States has a representative democracy. This means citizens vote for people to represent, or speak for, them. California has a representative democracy, too. Californians vote for their governor, senators, and representatives. These elected officials create, uphold, and interpret California laws. In recent years, the rise of populism in the West, China’s growing influence in global governance and Russia’s alleged interference in foreign elections have prompted a deep rethink of how democratic systems work – and how they don’t work. Increasingly, liberal democracies are accused of failing to address the dislocations of globalization and the role of technology in .
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Everyday low /5(9). This book analyzes the rise of two contenders - the people, through direct democracy, and the courts. Introduced in the U.S. during the Progressive Era and now available in nearly half the states, direct democracy has surged in recent by: Direct Democracy book.
Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. This book confronts these arguments in light of new communication developments which for the first time make direct democracy technically feasible in a mass society.
The result is a highly original and innovative account of the possibility of the direct involvement of citizens in the governance of their own by: Direct democracy is the opposite of the more common representative democracy, under which the people elect representatives who are empowered to create laws and policies for them.
Ideally, the laws and policies enacted by the elected representatives should closely reflect the will of the majority of the people.
Statewide direct democracy allows citizens to propose and pass laws that affect state constitutions, state budgets, and more. Most states in the western half of the country allow citizens all forms of direct democracy, while most states on the eastern and southern regions allow few or none of these forms ().States that joined the United States after the Civil War are.
The book also demonstrates that the embrace of direct democracy is costly, may generate uncertainties and inconsistencies, and can be manipulated. Nonetheless, the promise of Direct democracy book democracy should not be dismissed. Direct democracy is much more than a simple, pragmatic second choice when representative democracy seems not to be working as Cited by: Direct Democracy book.
Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A decade ago, as we celebrated the bicentennial of the U.S. Constit /5. Roughly 65% of Swiss citizens are satisfied with their government, according to Cheryl A.
Fain’s book Modern Direct Democracy in Switzerland and the American West. Nevertheless, according to Idea International, Swiss voter turnout in amounted to just % of the eligible electorate.
The 20th century is the century of democracy, argue Jos Verhulst and Arjen Nijeboer. In this book they rebut the critical arguments against direct democracy and show that direct democracy leads to societies with responsibly-acting citizens.
Direct democracy is the idea that a democracy should be directly operated by the decision of the people and not of elected representatives. Matsusaka’s answer is to literally give power to the people. His new book, Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge (Princeton University Press ), advocates direct democracy through implementation of the referendum on a national level.
“Referendums are the best-known form of direct democracy. This website is based on the book. A Constitution of Direct Democracy - Pure Democracy and the Governance of the Future - Michael Mautner, Phd 'A Constitution of Direct Democracy' - e-book (free download) Hardcopy available at (search by title).
Contact: Please email to [email protected] We actively encourage the reproduction of this book's ideas, particularly by ministers and civil servants. Published by A CIP catalogue record of this book is available from the British Library ISBN Typeset and printed by Impress Print Services Ltd, London _J Norman_NMP 7/6/05 Page D.
Back in when the Conservative Party was undergoing a prolonged p eriod of navel-gazing after having been out of power for 8 years, a group of ambitious MPs co-authored a book called ‘DIRECT DEMOCRACY – An Agenda for a New Model Party’.Contributors include: Douglass Carswell (of recent UKIP defection fame), Michael Gove and most importantly.
Direct democracy — people acting as lawmakers — is the only form of governance that permits people to be aware and take responsibility for their political actions. The key element to its success is citizens taking responsibility, which is also the key element to raising our children to mature adulthood.
'Citizenship and Contemporary Direct Democracy offers a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the origins and effects of popular initiatives, referenda, and other forms of direct democracy.
Altman makes a compelling case, and shows that the impact of popular initiatives extends well beyond the often attention-grabbing election by: 3. Direct democracy, forms of direct participation of citizens in democratic decision making, in contrast to indirect or representative democracy.
Direct democracies may operate through an assembly of citizens or by means of referenda and initiatives in which citizens vote on issues instead of for candidates or parties. Direct democracy can sometimes be perceived as slowing down social progress, and has shown its limits when used by political parties to introduce, for instance, xenophobic measures under cover of the protection of national sovereignty and cultural identity.
Costs and benefits of direct democracy. Interest groups would have to change the minds of all people, not just a few representatives. Taxes could not be raised without the permission of the people. The few would not rule the many and the government would not pay representatives salaries. In indirect, or representative democracy, citizens elect representatives to make laws.
Representative democracy, also known as indirect democracy or representative government, is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy. Nearly all modern Western-style democracies are types of representative democracies; for example, the United Kingdom is a unitary parliamentary .This is a great book."—Joe Mathews, copresident of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy "Let the People Rule proposes a provocative yet compelling remedy to the populist challenge to modern American democracy: make it more democratic by expanding direct democracy to the national level.
Building on a vast body of scholarship, hundreds.Statewide direct democracy allows citizens to propose and pass laws that affect state constitutions, state budgets, and more. Most states in the western half of the country allow citizens all forms of direct democracy, while most states on the eastern and southern regions allow few or none of these forms (Figure ).States that joined the United States after the .