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The Resource Direct democracy worldwide, David Altman

Direct democracy worldwide, David Altman

Label
Direct democracy worldwide
Title
Direct democracy worldwide
Statement of responsibility
David Altman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Challenging the assumption that models of direct democracy and representative democracy are necessarily at odds, this book demonstrates how practices of direct and representative democracy interact under different institutional settings and uncovers the conditions that allow them to coexist in a mutually reinforcing manner"--Provided by publisher
  • "Challenging the common assumption that models of direct democracy and representative democracy are necessarily at odds, Direct Democracy Worldwide demonstrates how practices of direct and representative democracy interact under different institutional settings and uncovers the conditions that allow them to coexist in a mutually reinforcing manner. Whereas citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy can spur productive relationships between citizens and political parties, other mechanisms of direct democracy often help leaders bypass other representative institutions, undermining republican checks and balances. The book also demonstrates that the embrace of direct democracy is costly, may generate uncertainties and inconsistencies, and in some cases is easily manipulated. Nonetheless, the promise of direct 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 expected. Properly designed, it can empower citizens, breaking through some of the institutionalized barriers to accountability that arise in representative systems"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.A5165 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Direct democracy worldwide, David Altman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Direct democracy at the turn of the century -- Terms of the debate surrounding direct democracy -- Myths and facts behind the use of mechanisms of direct democracy: a worldwide analysis -- Direct democracy within nondemocratic regimes -- Direct democracy within weak democracies: some cases from Latin America -- Direct democracy within democracies: the case of Uruguay (historic evolution, and voting behavior) -- Uruguayan citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy as agents of vertical accountability -- Conclusions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 248 p.
Isbn
9781107001640
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010029360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn646716413
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn711002789
Label
Direct democracy worldwide, David Altman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Direct democracy at the turn of the century -- Terms of the debate surrounding direct democracy -- Myths and facts behind the use of mechanisms of direct democracy: a worldwide analysis -- Direct democracy within nondemocratic regimes -- Direct democracy within weak democracies: some cases from Latin America -- Direct democracy within democracies: the case of Uruguay (historic evolution, and voting behavior) -- Uruguayan citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy as agents of vertical accountability -- Conclusions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 248 p.
Isbn
9781107001640
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010029360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn646716413
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn711002789

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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