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Guidebook Direct Democracy 2010

Guidebook Direct Democracy 2010

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Published by: Francisco George on Sep 09, 2011
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Contents
No fair and decent globalisation without direct democracy
By Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation
Initiatives & Referendums
Making democracy more truly representative
The year of decisions
How a citizen deals with six elections and 30 referendums within ten months
Citizens centre stage in politics
When the people put their collective foot on the accelerator
Back to the future
The story of a democratic revolution at the heart of Europe
As centralised as necessary, as decentralised as possible
On modern federalism
The land of the contented losers
Direct democracy reveals where in society the shoe pinches
Jura: democracy, not nationalism
How the Jura was able to make itself independent without violence
The myth of the incompetent citizen
Direct-democratic rights have an effect on those who use these rights
Out loud
Why complete strangers suddenly start talking to each other in public
Added-value voting
A system which promotes growth strengthens society – and makes people happier
Design determines the quality
Instructions for a citizen-friendly democracy
The limits of direct democracy
The popular vote on banning minarets and lessons to learn
The world of direct democracy
Modern direct democracy goes transnational
OverviewFactsheets 1– 30World Survey: The Global Participation Challenge – with specialfeatures on the European Citizens Initiatives and the AmericasGlossary of direct-democracy termsThe Initiative & Referendum Institute EuropeAbout/AcknowledgementsIndex
PREFACEINTRODUCTIONESSAYSRESOURCESFACTSHEETSSURVEYGLOSSARYINFORMATION
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Guidebookto directdemocracy
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Guidebookto directdemocracy
in Switzerlandand beyond
Bruno KaufmannRolf BüchiNadja Braun

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