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Direct democracy : the Eastern and Central European experience /
edited by Andreas Auer, Michael Bützer.
imprint
Aldershot ; Burlington : Ashgate, c2001.
description
x, 370 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0754618110
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imprint
Aldershot ; Burlington : Ashgate, c2001.
isbn
0754618110
general note
Conference papers.
catalogue key
4557203
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Andreas Auer, Professor, is Director of the c2d and Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland Alexei Avtonomov is Professor at Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, Russia Eduard Barany is Professor at the Institute of State and Law, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia Sergio Bartole is Professor at the Department of Law, University of Trieste, Italy Andras Bragyova is Professor at Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest and the Central European University, Political Science Department, Budapest, Hungary Radoslava Brhlikova is Professor at the Institute of State and Law, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia Georg Brunner, Professor Dr.Dr.h.c., is Director of the Institute for Eastern Law, University of Cologne, Germany Ian Budge is Professor at the Department of Government, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom Michael Butzer is research assistant at the c2d Peter Colotka is Professor at the Institute of State and Law, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia Irina Culic is at the Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary Eva Dekany-Szenasi is Professor of Philosophy at the Art Faculty, University of Szeged, Hungary Marta Deszo is Professor at the Faculty of Law, ELTE University, Budapest and at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Frederic Esposito is research assistant at the c2d Michael Gallagher is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland Stanislaw Gebethner, Professor, is Director of the Department of Political Science, Warsaw University, Poland Mark Gillis, Dr., is Expert Advisor to the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic Francis Hamon, Professor, is Director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies, Jean Monnet Faculty, University of Parix XI, France Joop van Holsteyn, Dr., is Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Leiden University, Netherlands Kris W. Kobach is Professor at the School of Law, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA Algis Krupavicius, Dr., is Director of the Institute of Policy and Public Administration, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania Andrej Kurnik is Teaching assistant at the Faculty of social sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Igor Luksic is Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Sinisa Rodin is Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia Juri Ruus is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Tartu University, Estonia Daniel Smilov, Dr., teaches at the Jesus College, Oxford, United Kingdom Alexander H. Trechsel, Dr., is Research fellow at the European University Institute, Italy, and Vice-Director of the c2d Anita Usacka, is associative Professor at the Department of Introduction to General Law, University of Latvia, Riga and Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Giedrius Zvaliauskas, is assistant at the Institute of Policy and Public Administration, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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Summaries
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Bringing together an impressive array of leading scholars in law and political science, this volume constitutes the first exhaustive research on direct democracy in Eastern and Central Europe, including: twelve detailed country-reports on direct democratic matters, fifteen comparative analyses of the role and functions of direct democracy and contributions from leading experts from twenty different countries.Drawing on both theory and practical experience, this fully documented resource for academics, politicians, civil servants and constitutional judges makes a significant and useful contribution to the literature on direct democracy.
Table of Contents
Presentation of the c2dp. vii
List of Figures and Tablesp. viii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Country Reports
Bulgariap. 13
Croatiap. 29
Czech Republicp. 39
Estoniap. 47
Hungaryp. 63
Latviap. 94
Lithuaniap. 109
Polandp. 129
Romaniap. 141
Russian Federationp. 155
Slovakiap. 170
Sloveniap. 192
Comparative Aspects
Democracy: The Ideal and the Real (Direct vs. Representative Democracy)p. 207
Direct vs. Representative Democracyp. 215
Popular Sovereignty and Referendumsp. 228
Subject-Matters of Popular Votes in Eastern and Central Europep. 236
The Subject-Matter of Popular Votesp. 248
Techniques and Procedures for Popular Votesp. 256
Plebiscites and Referendumsp. 264
Why Plebiscite? A Critique of a Nebulous Conceptp. 271
Governments and Referendumsp. 279
Lessons Learned in the Participation Gamep. 292
Parties, Pressure Groups and Peoplep. 310
Sub-National Referendums in Eastern European Countriesp. 325
Local Experiencesp. 340
General Conclusionp. 345
Selected Bibliographyp. 356
Indexp. 363
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