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Direct Democracy in Modern Europe

Direct Democracy and Minorities

Editors: Marxer, Wilfried (Ed.)

  • Historical, Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on Minority Protection in Democracies

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Modern direct democracy has become an essential element of political life in many countries in Europe and worldwide. The initiative and referendum process offers extra channels for citizen participation and thus represents an important supplementary institution in modern democracies. This third volume of the series Direct Democracy in Modern Europe focuses on directdemocratic decisions on minority affairs. The main question is whether direct democracy tends towards a domination of the majority over a minority, producing new conflicts, or whether, how, and under what conditions it helps to solve problems in complex societies and leads to lasting solutions to political disputes. This volume includes articles by specialist researchers on

- historical experiences of direct-democratic decisions on territorial conflicts;

- theoretical considerations on direct democracy and minorities;

- case studies on popular votes concerning minority issues;

- several country case studies;

- the role of the media in direct-democratic campaigns on minority affairs;

- the potential of transnational direct democracy.

About the authors

Dr. Wilfried Marxer is Director and Head of the Department of Political Sciences at the Liechtenstein Institute, Bendern.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Plebiscites in Carinthia and Sopron-Ödenburg after World War I – two Cases of Direct Democracy in Action

    Cede, Franz

    Pages 15-21

  • Popular Votes and Independence for Montenegro

    Krause, Rolf Friedrich

    Pages 22-30

  • The Emergence of Direct Democracy – a Typological Approach

    Schiller, Theo

    Pages 33-46

  • Direct Democracy and the Rule of Law – Assessing a Tense Relationship

    Christmann, Anna

    Pages 47-63

  • The Disruptive Potential of Direct Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies

    Wheatley, Jonathan

    Pages 64-73

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eBook $59.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-531-18581-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Direct Democracy and Minorities
Editors
  • Wilfried Marxer
Series Title
Direct Democracy in Modern Europe
Copyright
2012
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-94304-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-94304-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-18581-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
254
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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