Smith, Michael L. 2007. Přímá demokracie v praxi: politika místních referend v České republice. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 101 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-117-0.

Not only do citizens in most Central European countries have the right to initiate referendums that are binding on local government, this book also shows that citizens in this region are also making greaer use of this possibility. The book focuses on the indentification of factors that lead to the ability of citizens to successfully initiate referendums on locally controversial questions, even in cases when local representatives are hostile to direct democracy.


civil society
politics (and political attitudes)
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