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Some thoughts about referendums, representative democracy, and separation of powers

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Constitutional Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 251-266

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:20:y:2009:i:3:p:251-266

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    Keywords: Referendums; Political institutions; Policy effects of referendums; D02; H11;

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    1. Niklas Potrafke, 2013. "Evidence on the Political Principal-Agent Problem from Voting on Public Finance for Concert Halls," CESifo Working Paper Series 4306, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. David Stadelmann & Reiner Eichenberger & Marco Portmann, 2014. "Voting against the separation of powers between legislature and administration," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 25(2), pages 207-229, June.

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