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On their own initiative: how politicians use direct democracy in the United States

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The central purpose of this thesis is systematically to show why politicians use direct democracy in the US. By identifying multiple situations in which politicians make use of direct democracy, the argument that they use it for some gain is made irresistible and the reasons underlying this behaviour are brought out. Politicians are shown to use direct democracy in three arenas: before launching a candidacy for state-wide office, whilst running for state-wide office and whilst in government. ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2013-01-28

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