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Direct democracy: A comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people

Dr Matt Qvortrup


Drawing on the insights of political theory as well as empirical and comparative government, the book provides an up-to-date overview of the theories and practice of referendums and initiatives around the world. The book discusses if we ought to hold more referendums, and how the processes of direct democracy have been used – and occasionally abused -around the world.

Keywords: Referendum, Direct Democracy, The Legislative Initiative, The Recall

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082061
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dr Matt Qvortrup, author