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

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Direct democracy continues to grow in importance throughout 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" studies a century of budget data from states and cities to provide the first comprehensive, empirical picture of how direct democracy is changing government policies. Based on a century of evidence and the most recent theory, ...

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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