Direct Democracy and Minorities Offentliche Kunstsammlung Basel

ISBN: 9783531943046

Published: January 1st 2012

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Direct Democracy and Minorities  by  Offentliche Kunstsammlung Basel

Direct Democracy and Minorities by Offentliche Kunstsammlung Basel
January 1st 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9783531943046 | 8.64 Mb

Modern direct democracy has become an essential element of political life in many countries in Europe and worldwide. The initiative and referendum process offers extra channels for citizen participation and thus represents an important supplementaryMoreModern direct democracy has become an essential element of political life in many countries in Europe and worldwide. The initiative and referendum process offers extra channels for citizen participation and thus represents an important supplementary institution in modern democracies.

This third volume of the series Direct Democracy in Modern Europe focuses on directdemocratic decisions on minority affairs. The main question is whether direct democracy tends towards a domination of the majority over a minority, producing new conflicts, or whether, how, and under what conditions it helps to solve problems in complex societies and leads to lasting solutions to political disputes.

This volume includes articles by specialist researchers on - historical experiences of direct-democratic decisions on territorial conflicts- - theoretical considerations on direct democracy and minorities- - case studies on popular votes concerning minority issues- - several country case studies- - the role of the media in direct-democratic campaigns on minority affairs- - the potential of transnational direct democracy.



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