The Resource Direct democracy or representative government? : dispelling the populist myth, John Haskell

Direct democracy or representative government? : dispelling the populist myth, John Haskell

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Direct democracy or representative government? : dispelling the populist myth
Title
Direct democracy or representative government?
Title remainder
dispelling the populist myth
Statement of responsibility
John Haskell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Direct Democracy or Representative Government? John Haskell describes the dangers and uncovers the logical flaws of politics-by-plebiscite as practiced in California and other states. Haskell makes the case that the populist impulse for direct democracy is as much or more a part of American political culture as the republican restraint embodied in the Constitution. In non-technical language Haskell uses recent discoveries in the social sciences to refute the populist position that direct democracy is the truest form of democracy. He builds on this to make a strong case for representative institutions relevant to a new century when the temptations for instant democracy by initiative and referendum or even over the Internet are greater than ever. He writes that checks and balances and separated powers are all the more essential because of our populist tradition."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haskell, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF494
LC item number
.H37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Direct democracy
  • Representative government and representation
  • Direct democracy
  • Representative government and representation
  • Démocratie
  • Régime représentatif
  • Référendum
  • Démocratie directe
  • Représentation politique
  • Direkte Demokratie
  • Populismus
  • Repräsentative Demokratie
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Direct democracy or representative government? : dispelling the populist myth, John Haskell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Heritage of Populism in the United States
  • Direct Democracy: Past, Present, and Future
  • Direct Democracy Versus Representative Democracy
  • Dispelling the Populist Myth
  • Curing the Mischief of Plebiscite
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780813397832
Lccn
00043990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45008461
  • (OCoLC)ocm45008461
Label
Direct democracy or representative government? : dispelling the populist myth, John Haskell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Heritage of Populism in the United States
  • Direct Democracy: Past, Present, and Future
  • Direct Democracy Versus Representative Democracy
  • Dispelling the Populist Myth
  • Curing the Mischief of Plebiscite
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780813397832
Lccn
00043990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45008461
  • (OCoLC)ocm45008461

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