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CITIZENS AS LEGISLATORS

DIRECT DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES (PARLIAMENTS & LEGISLATURES)

by SHAUN BOWLER

  • 184 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Ohio State University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Democracy,
  • U.S. Elections And Voting,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Political Process - Elections,
  • Government - Legislative Branch,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • States,
  • United States,
  • Direct democracy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9642080M
    ISBN 100814207774
    ISBN 109780814207772

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