Direct democracy, Initiatives
Direct democracy in the form of the initiative is seen by many as a panacea for all that ails democracy.’ Frustrated with the give and take of the deliberative process inherent in legislatures, liberal and conservatives alike have resorted to direct pleas to the people. Initiatives are not a neutral or benign influence on the quality of democracy in the United States. The results of initiatives can be significant, indeed momentous, with particular issues for individual states.
Goelz, Darcey Julia, "Direct Democracy: Actually Democratic? An Evaluation of Initiatives Based on the Fundamental Principles of Democracy" (2006). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 211.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Referendum--United States; Representative government and representation--United States; Democracy--United States
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