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Direct democracy and life satisfaction revisited: new evidence for Switzerland

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  • David Dorn
  • Justina Fischer
  • Gebhard Kirchgässner
  • Alfonso Sousa-Poza

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  • David Dorn & Justina Fischer & Gebhard Kirchgässner & Alfonso Sousa-Poza, 2008. "Direct democracy and life satisfaction revisited: new evidence for Switzerland," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 227-255, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:9:y:2008:i:2:p:227-255
    DOI: 10.1007/s10902-007-9050-9
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