The Referendum Experience in Europe

The Referendum Experience in Europe
Author: Pier Vincenzo Uleri,Michael Gallagher
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 1349247960
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Referendum Experience in Europe Book Excerpt:

The referendum has become established as part of the decision-making process in many European countries. Experts from each country survey the historical experience and current debates in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia and eastern Europe, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The impact of the referendum experience upon European politics is assessed, and the merits of the use of the referendum are evaluated, with a discussion on the implications for political parties, party systems, and representative government.

Direct Democracy in Europe

Direct Democracy in Europe
Author: Bruno Kaufmann,M. Dane Waters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Direct Democracy in Europe Book Excerpt:

This book is the most comprehensive reference guide to more than 200 years of experience with the initiative and referendum process in Europe. With the European Union enlarging with ten new countries and the continent heading to its first Europe-wide referendum, the book offers background, facts, and analysis from more than 35 countries that will help the reader understand these important and emerging events. The volume also explores and describes criteria and requirements for a working I&R process at all political levels.

Voices of Europe

Voices of Europe
Author: Simon Hug
Publsiher: International Scholars Publications
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Europe Book Excerpt:

This landmark study explores the increasingly important role that referendums play in the process of European integration. Employing an original research design, Simon Hug effectively blends formal modeling and statistical analysis to assess the consequences of European Union-wide referendums. He shows that their use has created more difficulties than the backers of direct democracy anticipated. With its detailed empirical analysis, this book makes an important contribution both to the study of referendums and to our understanding of institutional reform and integration within the EU.

The Politics of Referendum Use in European Democracies

The Politics of Referendum Use in European Democracies
Author: Saskia Hollander
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 3030041972
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Referendum Use in European Democracies Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates that the generally assumed dichotomy between referendums and representative democracy does not do justice to the great diversity of referendum types and of how referendums are used in European democracies. Although in all referendums citizens vote directly on issues rather than letting their political representatives do this for them, some referendums are more direct than others. Rather than reflecting the direct power of the People, most referendums in EU countries are held by, and serve the interests of, the political elites, most notably the executive. The book shows that these interests rarely match the justifications given in the public debate. Instead of being driven by the need to compensate for the deficiency of political parties, decision-makers use referendums primarily to protect the position of their party. In unravelling the strategic role played by national referendums in decision-making, this book makes an unconventional contribution to the debate on the impact of referendums on democracy.

Direct Democracy

Direct Democracy
Author: Andreas Auer,Michael Bützer
Publsiher: Ashgate Pub Limited
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Direct Democracy Book Excerpt:

This text aims to provide the reader with insights into Eastern European democracies. It is divided into two parts, the first part presents 12 country-reports, focusing on seven issues and the second part contains theoretical papers which place the topics tackled in the book in a broader context.

A Comparative Study of Referendums

A Comparative Study of Referendums
Author: Mads Qvortrup,Matt Qvortrup
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2005-10-07
ISBN: 9780719071812
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comparative Study of Referendums Book Excerpt:

Combining an account of the political history and philosophy of the referendum, with a thorough assessment of the practical experiences with referendums in western democracies, this book has established itself as the unrivalled market-leader in the field. Fully revised and with new chapters on campaign spending and the administration of referendums, the second edition of this book provides a thorough overview of the theory and practice of referendums.

Voices of Europe

Voices of Europe
Author: Simon Hug
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780742516939
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Europe Book Excerpt:

This landmark study explores the increasingly important role that referendums play in the process of European integration. Employing an original research design, Simon Hug effectively blends formal modeling and statistical analysis to assess the consequences of European Union-wide referendums. He shows that their use has created more difficulties than the backers of direct democracy anticipated. With its detailed empirical analysis, this book makes an important contribution both to the study of referendums and to our understanding of institutional reform and integration within the EU.

Representative Government in Modern Europe

Representative Government in Modern Europe
Author: Michael Gallagher,Michael Laver,Peter Mair
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representative Government in Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of Representative Government in Modern Europe continues the tradition of previous editions by uniting the theoretical analysis of representative government and its application to the real world of politics. The unique focus of this book, as always, is on the core features of representative government as they manifest themselves across the whole of modern Europe. The book identifies and discusses broad themes and patterns in the politics of modern Europe, and examines these in the context of the whole of modern Europe--not, as some other books do, only with regard to a handful of often atypical countries. Europe has been transformed since the first edition by the dramatic democratization of many of the former Communist states of central and eastern Europe. Thus the fourth edition has also been transformed -- country coverage has been extended to include all of the eight post-communist states that are now members of the EU and discussion of politics in these countries has been integrated into the main body of text and tables. being in May 2004 and the discussion reflects the ways in which thinking about representative government has changed as a result of these dramatic developments.

Policymaking and Democracy

Policymaking and Democracy
Author: Stuart S. Nagel
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780739104590
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policymaking and Democracy Book Excerpt:

Policymaking and Democracy is the first volume of a three-volume set that examines the multi-dimensional role of policy in the development and promotion of democracy, prosperity, and peace. The democracy volume brings together international contributions on the policy challenges faced by national and multinational bodies to promote a democratic political culture and encourage the growth and development of civil society. The work includes chapters on integration and representation within the European Union, the expanding role of NGOs and IGOs, international parliamentary organs, the future of the nation-state in a pluralistic world, and the mportance of global consensus-building.

EU Enlargement and the Constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe

EU Enlargement and the Constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe
Author: Anneli Albi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-06-30
ISBN: 9781139446150
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EU Enlargement and the Constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe Book Excerpt:

In the wake of the EU's biggest enlargement, this book explores the adaptation of the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for membership in the European Union. In response to the painful past, these new constitutions were notably closed to transfer of powers to international organizations, and accorded a prominent status to sovereignty and independence. A little more than a decade later, the process of amending these provisions in view of the transfer of sovereign powers to a supranational organization has proved a sensitive and controversial exercise. This book analyses the amendments against the background of comparative experience and theory of sovereignty, as well as the context of political sensitivities, such as rising euroscepticism ahead of accession referendums.

EU Enlargement and Referendums

EU Enlargement and Referendums
Author: Aleks Szcerbiak,Paul Taggart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1317998901
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EU Enlargement and Referendums Book Excerpt:

A series of EU accession referendums were held in nine candidate countries, eight post-communist states and Malta, between March and September 2003. These referendums provide us with an excellent comparative opportunity to deepen our understanding of the European integration issue and how it interacts with domestic politics, and of the dynamics of referendums in general and referendums on the European issue in particular. This book therefore provides a set of focused comparisons between these different cases. Each of the individual chapters provides an authoritative analysis of the referendum campaign and outcome in each of the countries concerned by a leading specialist on the politics of that country. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal West European Politics.

Referendums Around the World

Referendums Around the World
Author: Emeritus Professor Austin Ranney
Publsiher: American Enterprise Institute
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780844738536
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Referendums Around the World Book Excerpt:

This volume analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the referendum and the initiative and how they fit the requirements of democratic ideals. Focusing primarily on the experience of the past fifteen years.

The 1975 Referendum on Europe Volume 2

The 1975 Referendum on Europe   Volume 2
Author: Mark Baimbridge,Philip Whyman,Andrew Mullen
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN: 1845406338
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 1975 Referendum on Europe Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Provides an analysis of the relationship between the UK and the EU, treating the key overarching issues in the 1975 referendum and looking ahead to the prospect (eventually) of further referendums on the subjects of EMU and a European constitution.

The Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy

The Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy
Author: Laurence Morel,Matt Qvortrup
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 1351360728
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy Book Excerpt:

Over the last 30 years referendums have played an increasingly important role in determining government policy. Recent high profile referendums in Scotland, Catalonia and Ukraine have continued the movement towards independence referendums following decolonization and the end of the Cold War. The Greek bailout referendum and Britain’s vote on membership of the EU reflect a tradition of European states giving their people a direct say in the transfer of sovereign powers to the European Union seen through the ratification of key treaties such as Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon. This Routledge Handbook covers key aspects and issues of direct democracy and referendums throughout the world including: •their history; •when, why, where, how and on which issues referendums are held; •why some referendums are more democratic than others; •how referendums are won; •whether they produce good policies; •if referendums increase participation and improve the quality of representative democracies; •do referendums increase trust in democracy and the political actors; •the impact of new technology on the possibilities, methods and frequency of direct public political participation; •how they should be regulated. Covering other related areas such as recall, citizen juries and random selection, this compendium is an indispensable guide to referendums and the workings of modern democracy.

Referendums Around the World

Referendums Around the World
Author: Matt Qvortrup
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN: 1137314702
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Referendums Around the World Book Excerpt:

Surveying all referendums around the world since 1793, Dr Qvortrup and contributors provide a thorough account of why and when citizens have been asked to vote on policy issues. Referendums Around the World is essential reading for political scientists and others interested in direct democracy as well as representative government.

Referendums and the European Union

Referendums and the European Union
Author: Fernando Mendez,Mario Mendez,Vasiliki Triga
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN: 1139992473
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Referendums and the European Union Book Excerpt:

Why have referendums on European integration proliferated since the 1970s? How are referendums accommodated within member states' constitutional orders and with what impact on the European integration process? What is the likely institutional impact of referendums on the future of the European integration process? Drawing on an interdisciplinary approach, these are just some of the fundamental questions addressed in this book. The central thesis is that the EU is faced with a 'direct democratic dilemma', which is compounded by the EU's rigid constitutional structure and a growing politicisation of the referendum device on matters related to European integration. Referendums and the European Union discusses how this dilemma has emerged to impact on the course of integration and how it can be addressed.

Reviewing European Union Accession

Reviewing European Union Accession
Author: Tom Hashimoto,Michael Rhimes
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9004352074
Category: European Union countries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reviewing European Union Accession Book Excerpt:

Referendum Democracy

Referendum Democracy
Author: M. Mendelsohn,A. Parkin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2001-09-25
ISBN: 1403900965
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Referendum Democracy Book Excerpt:

As the referendum becomes a more regular component of decision making, it leaves few, if any, institutions, processes and values of democracy untouched. Political actors of all kinds - including political parties and interest groups - seek to use the referendum device to further their own objectives. The end result is a different kind of democracy than existed before. This book lays out the comparative research agenda on the impact of referendums on the practice of liberal democracy.

The Referendum in Communist and Postcommunist Europe

The Referendum in Communist and Postcommunist Europe
Author: Ronald J. Hill,Stephen White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Referendum
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Referendum in Communist and Postcommunist Europe Book Excerpt:

Citizens Initiatives in Europe

Citizens  Initiatives in Europe
Author: Maija Setälä,Theo Schiller
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN: 0230319696
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizens Initiatives in Europe Book Excerpt:

An exploration and analysis of the regulation and practices of citizens' initiatives in eleven European democracies and the EU. The contributors to this volume shed light on how citizens' initiatives influence patterns of political agenda-setting in representative democracies and how they can contribute to participatory democracy.