Quality of Life and Direct Democracy

  • Ryan M. Yonk
  • Josh T. Smith
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)


The essential logic of direct democracy measures is to offer another avenue for those who want to make their voices heard if they believe their concerns are not being attended to in the normal legislative process. For example, initiatives and referendums that circumvent the legislature constitute a means for individuals to place questions openly to their fellow constituents. Those working to place such measures on ballots are obviously doing so to promote their quality of life.


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  • Ryan M. Yonk
    • 1
  • Josh T. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA

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