Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 July 2005

208 Pages

8.5 X 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719071812

Bookseller Code (06)


A comparative study of referendums

Government by the people

Matt Qvortrup

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This book is unique in addressing the question; 'should we have more referendums?'
  • The book gives an historical overview of the referendum and presents thorough analyses of questions such as are voters knowledgeable enough to decide on policy issues?, does money play a significant role in referendums?
  • Combines as account of the political history of the referrendum with a thorough assessment of the practical experiences with referendums in western democracies Fully revised and with new chapters on campaign spending and the administration of referendums

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