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Direct Democracy

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The term refers to any of a group of procedures in which the polity votes directly on an issue of policy instead of having such issues determined through the standard legislative or elective process. There are three main types of "direct democracy":

Proponents and critics of direct democracy cross party lines. In the U.S. context, direct democracy was championed by the Progressive Party. In recent years, however, most direct democracry efforts have benefited conservatives, largely because a small, zealous minority can get an initiative or recall on the ballot; sometimes the most zealous minorities are social conservatives.

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This page was last modified 19:33, 1 July 2006 by Chad Lupkes. Based on work by Andrew Oh-Willeke and dKosopedia user(s) Apascover. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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