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Stuttgart 21: mit direkter Demokratie aus der Sackgasse?


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  • Justina A. V. Fischer


Wäre der Entscheidungsprozess zu Stuttgart 21 (S21) anders verlaufen, wenn es in Baden-Württemberg wirksame Mittel direkt-demokratischer Mitbestimmung gegeben hätte? Ziel dieses Beitrag ist es, Grenzen und Möglichkeiten direkt-demokratischer Verfahren am Beispiel des Großprojekts S21 aufzuzeigen. Die politökonomische Theorie sowie die empirische Evidenz für die Schweiz und die USA lassen darauf schließen, dass möglicherweise der Entscheidungsprozess transparenter und das Ergebnis finanziell, infrastrukturell und politisch eher im Sinne der Mehrheit der Bürger und damit insgesamt wohlfahrtserhöhend ausgefallen wäre. Referenden für Großprojekte und vergleichbar richtungweisende Entscheidungen könnten helfen, die bestehende Kluft zwischen Bürgern und Politikern zu überwinden, und eine neue politische Kultur des Miteinanders zu begründen.

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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wochenbericht.

Volume (Year): 77 (2010)
Issue (Month): 51/52 ()
Pages: 19-25

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Keywords: Direct democracy; Initiative; Referendum; Popular vote;

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  1. Fischer, Justina, 2011. "Living under the ‘right’ government: does political ideology matter to trust in political institutions? An analysis for OECD countries," MPRA Paper 33344, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Justina AV Fischer, 2011. "Living under the ‘right’ government: does political ideology matter to trust in political institutions?," CEIS Research Paper, Tor Vergata University, CEIS 212, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 14 Oct 2011.


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