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Is direct democracy effective? Yes, if it is citizens who start the process

Leemann, Lucas (2016) Is direct democracy effective? Yes, if it is citizens who start the process. Democratic Audit UK (22 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The EU referendum this week has sparked extensive debates about the pros and cons of direct democracy. But Lucas Leemann writes that landmark votes like this may be the most atypical – and arguably worst – examples of direct democracy. He indicates that in cases where citizens have the ability to launch initiatives and call for referendums, it can play an important role in resolving problems on non-redistributive issues.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 14:27
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2020 00:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80633

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