Mob Rule or the Wisdom of the Crowds: Reflections on Referendums and Public Policy

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Abstract

The referendum has received an abundance of bad press, most of it undeserved. Contrary to the views of pundits, referendums have exhibited more positive effects than negative ones - both in countries where citizens themselves can initiate votes, and in nations where constitutional amendments must be approved by the voters
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)57
Number of pages70
JournalThe Brown Journal of World Affairs
VolumeXXIV
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Public Policy
  • Referendums
  • Initiatives
  • Democracy

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