Chapter in monograph
Smith, Michael L. 2011. „The Uneasy Balance between Participation and Representation: Local Direct Democracy in the Czech Republic.“ Pp. 33-53 in Schiller, Theo (ed.). Local Direct Democracy in Europe. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. 292 s. ISBN 978-3-531-18250-6.

This chapter overviews legislation on local referendums in the Czech Republic from the early 1990s to the present. It also provides data on the number and kinds of local referendums that have taken place over that time, and discusses factors that shape referendum turnout. The chapter also discuss the local referendum in Brno in 2004 as an example of a local Czech referendum in practice.


civil society
politics (and political attitudes)
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