Direct Democracy's Impact on American Political Institutions / Edition 1

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The majority of Americans live in an area that uses some form of direct democracy, Direct democracy is seen in competition to - and often damaging to - the processes of representative democracy. In this volume a series of contributions look at the impact of direct democracy on those processes of representative democracy to raise - and answer - the question: Does direct democracy harm representative democracy?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230604452
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures     vii
List of Tables     ix
Notes on Contributors     xi
Preface     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
"Hybrid Democracy" and Its Consequences   Shaun Bowler   Amihai Glazer     1
Was Rove Right? Ohio's Gay Marriage Ban and the 2004 Presidential Election   Daniel A. Smith     21
Electoral Supply and Demand: Direct Democracy Campaigns, Political Interest, and Participation   Caroline Tolbert   Daniel Bowen     35
Direct Democracy and the Public Agenda: Ballot Initiatives and Public Beliefs about Important Problems   Stephen P. Nicholson     55
Direct Democracy's Effects on Political Parties   Shaun Bowler   Todd Donovan     69
The Initiative Process and Interest Group Attention to Legislative Activity   Frederick J. Boehmke     93
Direct Democracy and the Executive Branch   John G. Matsusaka     115
Direct Democracy and the Stability of State Policy   Amihai Glazer   Anthony McGann     137
Direct Democracy and Good Governance: Does It Matter?   Russell J. Dalton     149
Appendix A     169
Appendix B     171
Appendix C     172
References     173
Further Reading     189
Index     191
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