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The Resource Educated by initiative : the effects of direct democracy on citizens and political organizations in the American states, Daniel A. Smith and Caroline J. Tolbert, (electronic resource)

Educated by initiative : the effects of direct democracy on citizens and political organizations in the American states, Daniel A. Smith and Caroline J. Tolbert, (electronic resource)

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Educated by initiative : the effects of direct democracy on citizens and political organizations in the American states
Title
Educated by initiative
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the effects of direct democracy on citizens and political organizations in the American states
Statement of responsibility
Daniel A. Smith and Caroline J. Tolbert
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1966-
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Smith, Daniel A.
Dewey number
328.273
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.S547 2004eb
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  • Tolbert, Caroline J
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Political participation
  • Referendum
  • Direct democracy
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
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"This body of research not only passes academic muster but is the best guidepost in existence for activists who are trying to use the ballot initiative process for larger policy and political objectives." --Kristina Wilfore, Executive Director, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center and Foundation Educated by Initiative moves beyond previous evaluations of public policy to emphasize the educational importance of the initiative process itself. Since a majority of ballots ultimately fail or get overturned by the courts, Smith and Tolbert suggest that the educational consequences of initiative voting may be more important than the outcomes of the ballots themselves. The result is a fascinating and thoroughly-researched book about how direct democracy teaches citizens about politics, voting, civic engagement and the influence of special interests and political parties. Designed to be accessible to anyone interested in the future of American democracy, the book includes boxes (titled "What Matters") that succinctly summarize the authors' data into easily readable analyses. Daniel A. Smith is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. Caroline J. Tolbert is Associate Professor of Political Science at Kent State University
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Educated by initiative : the effects of direct democracy on citizens and political organizations in the American states, Daniel A. Smith and Caroline J. Tolbert, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-217) and index
Contents
The Progressive Era vision : instrumental and educative justifications of direct democracy -- The education of citizens : voting -- The education of citizens : civic engagement -- The education of citizens : confidence in government -- The education of special interests -- The education of political parties -- The educative possibilities and limitations of citizen lawmaking
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000416490
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unknown
Isbn
9780472068708
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000416490
Label
Educated by initiative : the effects of direct democracy on citizens and political organizations in the American states, Daniel A. Smith and Caroline J. Tolbert, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-217) and index
Contents
The Progressive Era vision : instrumental and educative justifications of direct democracy -- The education of citizens : voting -- The education of citizens : civic engagement -- The education of citizens : confidence in government -- The education of special interests -- The education of political parties -- The educative possibilities and limitations of citizen lawmaking
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000416490
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780472068708
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000416490

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