Direct Democracy in the United States: Petitioners as a by Shauna Reilly,Ryan M. Yonk

By Shauna Reilly,Ryan M. Yonk

The elevated use of direct democracy measures around the usa has introduced realization to the person petitioner besides the fact that their motivations and ambitions stay an enigma.

Drawing on behavioral, old and felony research to supply a extra concrete depiction of those members, professional individuals learn the real personalities, motivations and expectancies, successes and screw ups of petitioners within the direct democracy method and the way they culminate in coverage formation around the usa. Six typologies; the zealot, the sufferer, the novice, the attorney, the pro, and the flesh presser are pointed out and later utilized to 4 key coverage parts, taxation, healthiness, the surroundings and schooling.

A lucid contribution to the prevailing literature on direct democracy and a very good source for learning how petitioners may be able to impression their groups past the poll box.

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