Lec 14 - DirectDemocracy 3/5/09 KeyQuestions

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Direct Democracy 3/5/09
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Key Questions Can an electorate of thousands or millions of voters produce coherent choices on matters of policy or governance? How should the choices over which voters decide be crafted?
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Background United States: Progressive and Populist electoral reform legacy Direct election of senators Primary elections Non-partisan local elections Prohibition on corporate contributions Australian ballot Women suffrage Direct democracy
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Forms of Direct Democracy Initiatives: signature requirements for ballot access Referendum: “referred” to voters by politicians (legislatures or executives) Mandatory referendum Advisory referendum (different than opinion poll?) Plebiscite Recall: signature requirements to propose removal of officeholders during constitutional term
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Examples of Direct Democracy Initiative: U.S. states, Switzerland, Uruguay, Italy (negative only) Referendum: U.S. states, France, Ecuador, USSR, Sri Lanka, treaty ratification (EU), constitutional ratification (multiple) Recall: U.S. states, Switzerland, Venezuela
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Majority/Supermajority of what?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course POLISCI 389 taught by Professor Allenhicken during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.

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Lec 14 - DirectDemocracy 3/5/09 KeyQuestions

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