Tax Crusaders and the Politics of Direct Democracy

Tax Crusaders and the Politics of Direct Democracy

by Daniel A. Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135162597
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Daniel A. Smith is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Preface: Direct Democracy and Conventional Wisdom

1 The Politics of Direct Democracy

2 Taxes, The Initiative Process, and the Legacy of Howard Jarvis

3 Populism and Faus Populist Moments

4 Howard Jarvis, the United Organizations of

Taxpayers, and the Los Angeles Apartment Owners Association -- Propping Up Proposition 13

5 Barbara Anderson, Citizens for Limited Taxation, and the Massachusetts Hight Tech Council -- Going High Tech

6 Douglass Bruce and Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of

Rights -- A Solo Crusade

7 The Process of Direct Democracy and the Appeal of Faux Populism

Notes; Resource Guide; Bibliography; Index

astroturf rather than grass roots (Alan Rosenthal, Rutgers University)

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Alan Rosenthal

. . .The author demonstrates that direct democracy. . .may have at tis foundation astroturf rather than grassroots. -- Rutgers University

Peter Eisinger

Readers will appreciate not only the fine case studies. . . but also the frank portraits of the tax crusaders themselves. This book will certainly cause us to think carefully before we ever again lightly use the term 'grassroots democracy.'

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