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The Resource Let the people rule : how direct democracy can meet the populist challenge, John G. Matsusaka, (electronic resource)

Let the people rule : how direct democracy can meet the populist challenge, John G. Matsusaka, (electronic resource)

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Let the people rule : how direct democracy can meet the populist challenge
Title
Let the people rule
Title remainder
how direct democracy can meet the populist challenge
Statement of responsibility
John G. Matsusaka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Propelled by the belief that government has slipped out of the hands of ordinary citizens, a surging wave of populism is destabilizing democracies around the world. As John Matsusaka reveals in Let the People Rule, this belief is based in fact. Over the past century, while democratic governments have become more efficient, they have also become more disconnected from the people they purport to represent. The solution Matsusaka advances is familiar but surprisingly underused: direct democracy, in the form of referendums. While this might seem like a dangerous idea post-Brexit, there is a great deal of evidence that, with careful design and thoughtful implementation, referendums can help bridge the growing gulf between the government and the people. Drawing on examples from around the world, Matsusaka shows how direct democracy can bring policies back in line with the will of the people (and provide other benefits, like curbing corruption). Taking lessons from failed processes like Brexit, he also describes what issues are best suited to referendums and how they should be designed, and he tackles questions that have long vexed direct democracy: can voters be trusted to choose reasonable policies, and can minority rights survive majority decisions? The result is one of the most comprehensive examinations of direct democracy to date-coupled with concrete, nonpartisan proposals for how countries can make the most of the powerful tools that referendums offer. With a crisis of representation hobbling democracies across the globe, Let the People Rule offers important new ideas about the crucial role the referendum can play in the future of government"--
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Matsusaka, John G
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Direct democracy
  • Populism
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Let the people rule : how direct democracy can meet the populist challenge, John G. Matsusaka, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002248524
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
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Isbn
9780691199740
Lccn
2019043721
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002248524
Label
Let the people rule : how direct democracy can meet the populist challenge, John G. Matsusaka, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002248524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780691199740
Lccn
2019043721
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002248524

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