Article

Direct Democracy

Ian Budge

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548460
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548460.003.0030

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Direct Democracy

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Politics
  • Political Behaviour
  • Comparative Politics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This article examines direct democracy, starting with a discussion on democracy and direct democracy. The following section identifies varieties of direct democracy before addressing the question of whether direct democracy weakens political parties or not. It discusses the procedures of direct democracy, specifically referendum and initiative. The last two sections of the article focus on the policy areas that are covered by popular voting and setting parameters for a realistic debate about direct democracy.

Keywords: direct democracy; varieties; political parties; procedures; referendum; initiative; popular voting; parameters; debate

Article.  6739 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Behaviour ; Comparative Politics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.