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The Resource Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy, David Altman, (electronic resource)

Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy, David Altman, (electronic resource)

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Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy
Title
Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy
Statement of responsibility
David Altman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Standing out from all other books on direct democracy, Citizenship and Contemporary Direct Democracy connects the study of direct democracy to the broader field of comparative democratization and to an important strand in normative democratic theory. Analyzing the relationship between direct democracy and representative government, this book is organized around three main sections: the origins of contemporary direct democracy, its' functioning, and the ways to improve the use of direct democracy and its abuse. David Altman argues that citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy constitute an important and viable way to reinvigorate current representative regimes by strengthening democracies' normative foundations--freedom and equity among citizens--which are particularly fragile in the context of unequal societies. Citizenship and Contemporary Direct Democracy demonstrates how citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy empowers citizens, channels social demands, defuses violence, re-enchants citizens with politics, and breaks through some of the institutionalized barriers to accountability that arise in representative systems"--
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Provided by publisher
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1968-
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Altman, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Direct democracy
  • Political participation
Label
Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy, David Altman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Democratic innovations for representative governments -- Breaking through: the rebirth of direct democracy in the age of the nation- -- Catching on: waves of adoption of citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy since World War I -- Status quo bias: political change through direct democracy -- Left or right: investigating potential ideological biases in contemporary direct democracy -- Why adopt direct democracy: much more than a simple vote -- How can direct democracy be improved: citizens' commissions and citizens' counterproposals -- Conclusions: a new democratic equilibrium
Control code
ssj0002074671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108721776
Lccn
2018030912
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002074671
Label
Citizenship and contemporary direct democracy, David Altman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Democratic innovations for representative governments -- Breaking through: the rebirth of direct democracy in the age of the nation- -- Catching on: waves of adoption of citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy since World War I -- Status quo bias: political change through direct democracy -- Left or right: investigating potential ideological biases in contemporary direct democracy -- Why adopt direct democracy: much more than a simple vote -- How can direct democracy be improved: citizens' commissions and citizens' counterproposals -- Conclusions: a new democratic equilibrium
Control code
ssj0002074671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108721776
Lccn
2018030912
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002074671

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