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Direct Democracy in Modern Europe

Local Direct Democracy in Europe

Editors: Schiller, Theo (Ed.)

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  • Varieties of Local Direct Democracy in Europe

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Modern direct democracy has recently become an important element of political life in many countries. These developments can be observed at the national, regional, and local level of political systems. 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
- the role of direct democracy in the institutional context and culture of national political systems,
- political processes of introduction and development of initiatives and referendums,
- regulations of procedures of municipal direct democracy,
- practice of local direct democracy,
- the contribution of local direct democracy to democratic development in general.

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Theo Schiller is Professor of Political Science at Philipps University Marburg.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Local Direct Democracy in Europe – a comparative overview

    Pages 9-29

    Schiller, Theo

  • The uneasy balance between participation and representation: local direct democracy in the Czech Republic

    Pages 33-53

    Smith, Michael L., M. A.

  • Local direct democracy in Germany – varieties in a federal state

    Pages 54-74

    Schiller, Theo

  • The institutionalisation of the referendum in the Italian political system: from the national to regional and local levels

    Pages 75-112

    Uleri, Dr. phil. PierVincenzo

  • Direct democracy in local politics in Norway

    Pages 113-125

    Adamiak, Aimée Lind, M.A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Direct Democracy in Europe
Editors
  • Theo Schiller
Series Title
Direct Democracy in Modern Europe
Copyright
2011
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-92898-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-92898-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-18250-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
292
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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