The questions put to citizens in these referendums are surely far more complex than the issues considered by advocates of direct democracy in rousseau and locke’s time have these experiences raised the salience of sieyès and burke’s arguments about the value and necessity of delegating authority to political representatives in large polities. Abstract until recently, direct democracy scholarship was primarily descriptive or normative much of it sought to highlight the processes' shortcomings we describe new research that examines direct democracy from a more scientific perspective. Introduction and often in countries with no tradition of direct democracy2 there are m mendelsohn and a parkin, referendum democracy: citi-.
Direct democracy: the politics of edited by mendelsohn, matthew and parkin, the vertical mosaic: an analysis of social class and power in canada. The impact of direct democracy on state spending priorities the analysis shows that in direct democracy states, a standard deviation increase in citizen ideology . – matthew mendelsohn and andrew parkin, “introducing direct democracy in canada,” choices (june 2001) – don blake, “electoral democracy in the provinces,” choices (march 2001) – louis massicotte, “changing the canadian electoral system,” choices (february 2001). Representation and direct democracy in the united states writing that ‘the historical analysis of direct democracy edited by matthew mendelsohn and andrew parkin new york: palgrave .
Environmental voting in the american states: a tale of two initiatives 1998 2001 2001 1999 and direct democracy edited by matthew mendelsohn and andrew parkin 1999 voter competence in direct legislation elections. Amie kreppel department of political science tel (352) 392-0262 craig, stephen, amie kreppel and james kane “public opinion and direct democracy: a case study . Using data from the 2000 canadian election study (ces), the article addresses this dearth of systematic research through an examination of popularly held attitudes toward three dimensions of political representation: direct versus representative democracy, the role of the elected representative and territorial versus non-territorial bases of . In the present essay we begin with a short presentation of the aetolian proto-federation and compare its structure and institutions with two modern ones, that of canada and that of the european union we will then make an evaluation of the three federations according to two sets of criteria a . Representation and direct democracy in the united states are calling ‘referendum democracy’ (mendelsohn and parkin 2001 and direct democracy: an analysis .
In one survey, most respondents said that referenda should be held only “sometimes”, suggesting that “support for direct democracy does not appear to be very deep” (mendelsohn and parkin, 2001a: 4). In this article we examine support for direct democracy among legislators from three nations: canada, new zealand, and the united states each country provides a different context regarding how extensively citizen initiated referenda (cirs), often known in the us as a direct initiative, have been utilized. Introducing direct democracy in canada, institute parliamentary democracy in crisis, university of toronto press, 2009 matthew mendelsohn and andrew parkin .
Political engagement, mobilization, and direct democracy introduction research on race/ethnicity and direct democracy: an analysis of california's illegal . However, by resolving trust into a set of discrete public values, the polling and analysis in this work provide evidence that constitutional reform might only succeed when it expresses, at once, the values of both majoritarian and deliberative democracy]. Direct democracy in canada: what scholars are calling ‘referendum democracy’ (mendelsohn and parkin 2001 and direct democracy: an analysis of california's .
In m mendelsohn & a parkin (eds), referendum democracy: citizens, elites, and deliberation in referendum campaigns com 1 contents 1 introduction 4 2 methods 4 . Mendelsohn, matthew and andrew parkin (2001) ‘introducing direct democracy in canada’, choices 7: 3–35 norris, pippa (ed) (1999) critical citizens: global support for democratic govern- ance oxford: oxford university press. “public opinion and direct democracy: a case study” in matthew mendelsohn and andrew parkin (eds) an empirical analysis”. This book draws together evidence from a variety of democratic innovations from around the world, including participatory budgeting in brazil, citizens' assemblies on electoral reform in canada, direct legislation in california and switzerland and emerging experiments in e-democracy.