Matt Qvortrup
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The recall as a mechanism for increasing accountability
An American case study
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Using the US states with provisions for the recall as the main example, the chapter surveys the history and practice of the recall. It shows that the right to revoke elected politicians’ mandates can be an effective way of holding politicians to account. The right of recall does not lead to chaos but improves representative government.

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Democracy on demand

Holding power to account


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