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Direct democracy has come in for praise as being closer to the people’s will than representative democracy. A closer look at the sources of public support, however, reveals some surprises.
Russell J. Daltonis professor of political science at the University of California–Irvine and author ofThe Good Citizen: How the Young Are Reshaping American Politics(2007).
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Andrew Drummond is a Democracy Fellow in the Center for the Study of Democracy and a doctoral candidate in political science at UC-Irvine.
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The history of twentieth-century European communist parties shows that extremists can be moderated by robust democratic institutions. Without them, however, the inclusion of extremist parties may undermine democracy.
Volume 7, Issue 3
A review of Comparative Constitutional Engineering: An Inquiry into Structures, Incentives and Outcomes, by Giovanni Sartori.