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For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy

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Direct democracy is alive and well in the United States. Citizens are increasingly using initiatives and referendums to take the law into their own hands, overriding their elected officials to set tax, expenditure, and social policies. John G. Matsusaka's For the Many or the Few provides the first even-handed and historically based treatment of the subject. Drawing upon a century of evidence, Matsusaka argues against the popular belief that initiative measures are influenced by wealthy special interest groups that ...

For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy 2008, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226510828

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For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226510811

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