Direct Democracy and Minorities ("Direct Democracy in Modern by Wilfried Marxer

By Wilfried Marxer

Direct Democracy and Minorities ("Direct Democracy in sleek Europe" sequence)
Wilfried Marxer (Editor)

Paperback: 254 Pages (247 - this pdf)
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften; Auflage: 2012 (4. Februar 2012)
Language: Englisch
ISBN-10: 3531185810
ISBN-13: 978-3531185811

General info: “Modern direct democracy has turn into an important component to political existence in lots of nations in Europe and all over the world. The initiative and referendum approach bargains additional channels for citizen participation and hence represents a huge supplementary establishment in glossy democracies. This 3rd quantity of the sequence Direct Democracy in smooth Europe makes a speciality of direct-democratic judgements on minority affairs. the most query is whether or not direct democracy has a tendency in the direction of a domination of the bulk over a minority, generating new conflicts, or no matter if, how, and lower than what stipulations it is helping to unravel difficulties in advanced societies and ends up in lasting recommendations to political disputes. This quantity contains articles by way of expert researchers on - historic stories of direct-democratic judgements on territorial conflicts; - theoretical concerns on direct democracy and minorities; - case stories on renowned votes referring to minority matters; - a number of kingdom case reviews; - the function of the media in direct-democratic campaigns on minority affairs; - the potential for transnational direct democracy”.

Foreword: “This anthology includes the texts of displays given at the celebration of the symposium on "Direct Democracy and Minorities" hung on 23-24 April, 2010 on the Liechtenstein Institute, Bendern, Liechtenstein. The symposium is the 3rd in a sequence organised conjointly through the Liechtenstein Institute, the examine middle on Civic Participation and Direct Democracy on the collage of Marburg, Germany, the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe, and the Andrässy college Budapest. (…)This most up-to-date symposium was back winning in bringing jointly impressive teachers from slightly below a dozen international locations who've a study curiosity in direct democracy, no matter if from an historic, theoretical or empirical perspective.
Against a history of crises of political legitimacy and difficulties over the sensible implementation of political judgements, direct democracy has turn into a key proposal inside sleek democracy (Lindaman 2011). contemporary a long time have noticeable a world mushrooming of direct-democratic tactics i.e. potent political inputs by way of electorate and binding well known votes via référendums and citizens' projects. the rise in direct-democratic decision-making has in flip fostered elevated cognizance from researchers, forthcoming the topic from either jurisprudential and social/political medical views, as will be visible in more and more similar books and articles”.

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Haider-Markel, Donald P. (2007): Lose, Win or Draw? A re-examination of direct democracy and minority rights. In: Political Research Quarterly 60(2), pp. 304-314. ; Louch, Hough (2002): Minorities and direct legislation. Evidence from California ballot proposition elections. In: The Journal of Politics 64, pp. 154-177. Jung, Otmar (1994): Grundgesetz und Volksentscheid. Die Entscheidungen des Parlamentarischen Rats gegen Formen direkter Demokratie. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag. Kaufmann, Bruno et al.

Haider-Markel, Donald P. (2007): Lose, Win or Draw? A re-examination of direct democracy and minority rights. In: Political Research Quarterly 60(2), pp. 304-314. ; Louch, Hough (2002): Minorities and direct legislation. Evidence from California ballot proposition elections. In: The Journal of Politics 64, pp. 154-177. Jung, Otmar (1994): Grundgesetz und Volksentscheid. Die Entscheidungen des Parlamentarischen Rats gegen Formen direkter Demokratie. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag. Kaufmann, Bruno et al.

A re-examination of direct democracy and minority rights. In: Political Research Quarterly 60(2), pp. 304-314. ; Louch, Hough (2002): Minorities and direct legislation. Evidence from California ballot proposition elections. In: The Journal of Politics 64, pp. 154-177. Jung, Otmar (1994): Grundgesetz und Volksentscheid. Die Entscheidungen des Parlamentarischen Rats gegen Formen direkter Demokratie. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag. Kaufmann, Bruno et al. (2005-2010): The Guidebook to Direct Democracy in Switzerland and Beyond.

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