Direct Democracy: The International IDEA Handbook

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Referendums, citizens' initiatives, agenda initiatives, and recalls are studied in this handbook aimed at enhancing the participation of citizens in the democratic process. Other books on direct democracy often focus on one specific topic or report on a particular regional or national model. This guide, however, is based on a survey of direct democracy in 214 countries and territories, and the generous data is used to recommend best practice for each of the four kinds of direct action discussed. In addition,...

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Overview

Referendums, citizens' initiatives, agenda initiatives, and recalls are studied in this handbook aimed at enhancing the participation of citizens in the democratic process. Other books on direct democracy often focus on one specific topic or report on a particular regional or national model. This guide, however, is based on a survey of direct democracy in 214 countries and territories, and the generous data is used to recommend best practice for each of the four kinds of direct action discussed. In addition, several case studies from around the world provide practical information on signature collection, voter registration, campaign financing, media coverage, and political lessons learned.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789185724505
  • Publisher: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: International IDEA Handbooks series
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,042,366
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that works to support electoral processes and strengthen democracy.

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