Politics

The theoretical justification for citizen involvement

The chapter presents an overview of the intellectual history of direct democracy. The chapter shows how theorists from Aristotle to Hayek made a case for citizen involvement.

in Direct democracy
International comparisons and patterns

The chapter surveys the legislation and regulation of referendums and initiatives in selected countries. It discusses questions such as: how much money can you spend in a referendum campaign, why do some countries allow limitless spending, whereas others limit campaign spending?

in Direct democracy