9781551114330

The Politics of Direct Democracy

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    9781551114330

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    155111433X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education
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Summary

This book aims to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, survey of direct democratic institutions and devices as they have developed both in the thinking of modern political theorists and in actual political practice in theworld's major democratic nations.

Author Biography

Lawrence LeDuc is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures 9(2)
Acknowledgments 11(2)
Introduction: Understanding Referendums 13(6)
1 Referendums in Democratic Societies 19(18)
2 Theoretical, Conceptual, and Procedural Problems 37(14)
3 Referendums on Constitutional Issues 51(26)
A Canada's 1992 Constitutional Referendum
52(6)
B The 1993 Russian Constitutional Referendum
58(4)
C Electoral Reform in New Zealand
62(6)
D A Bill of Rights and a Republic? The Australian Constitutional Referendums of 1988 and 1999
68(9)
4 Referendums on Treaties and International Agreements 77(24)
A Spain's 1986 Referendum on NATO
79(4)
B The 1992 French Referendum on the Maastricht Treaty
83(5)
C The Nordic Referendums on European Union Membership
88(5)
D Denmark Says "No" Again: The 2000 Referendum on the European Currency
93(8)
5 Referendums on Sovereignty, National Self-Determination, and Devolution 101(24)
A The Quebec Sovereignty Referendums
103(5)
B The 1991 Independence Referendum in Ukraine
108(2)
C Local Self-Government for Scotland and Wales
110(6)
D Statehood for Puerto Rico?
116(9)
6 Referendums on Public Policy Issues 125(40)
A Sweden's 1980 Referendum on Nuclear Power
127(4)
B Ireland's Referendums on Divorce and Abortion
131(6)
C The "California Model"
137(15)
D Switzerland: Government by Referendum?
152(13)
7 Citizens, Parties, and Voters 165(20)
8 The Present and Future of Direct Democracy 185(8)
References 193(18)
Index 211

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