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Local direct democracy in Europe

Theo Schiller

Local direct democracy in Europe

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Published by VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften in Wiesbaden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Congresses,
  • Direct democracy,
  • Referendum,
  • Local government,
  • Political participation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTheo Schiller, editor
    SeriesDirect democracy in modern Europe
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJF497.E85 L63 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination292 p. :
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24978889M
    ISBN 103531182501
    ISBN 109783531182506
    LC Control Number2011468412

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Participation and democracy in local political affairs play a major role in stabilising and developing democratic systems. This volume presents, for the first time, a broad basis of information on the wide variety of local institutions and practice of direct democracy in 19 countries.

Country specialists analyse. They also present an analytical assessment of the design of structures and processes of direct democracy, a look at polling data on European attitudes towards initiatives and referendums, and a discussion of the future of the European Citizen Initiative. Annotation © Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ().

This first volume of the new series Direct Democracy in Modern Europe features sixteen systematic and broadly empirical approaches to the study of modern direct democracy within the context of European politics including - system contexts and effects of the initiative and referendum processBrand: VS Verlag Für Sozialwissenschaften.

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The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe analyses the state of play of democracy at the subnational level in the 27 member states of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland. It places subnational democracy in the context of the distinctive Anglo, the French, the German and Scandinavian state traditions in Europe asking to what extent these are still relevant s: 1.

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