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Schiller, Theo

Citizens’ Initiatives in Europe

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Theo Schiller, Maija Setälä

Part I. Practices of Full-Scale Initiatives

2. Switzerland: Citizens’ Initiatives as a Measure to Control the Political Agenda
Georg Lutz

3. Initiatives in Liechtenstein: Safety Valve in a Complex System of Government
Wilfried Marxer

4. An Electoral Tactic? Citizens’ Initiatives in Post-Soviet Latvia
Daunis Auers

Part II. Systems Mixing Different Types of Initiatives

5. Institutions of Citizens’ Political Participation in Italy: Crooked Forms, Hindered Institutionalization
Pier Vincenzo Uleri

6. Initiative Instruments in Germany: Variations in Regional States
Theo Schiller

7. Citizens’ Initiatives in Hungary: An Additional Opportunity for Power-Sharing in an Extremely Majoritarian System
Zoltán Tibor Pállinger

8. Citizens’ Initiatives in Lithuania: Initiative Institutions and Their Political Impact in a New Democracy
Algis Krupavičius

9. If It Works, Fine, If Not, So What? Initiatives in Slovakia
Erik Láštic

Part III. Practices of Agenda Initiatives

10. The Austrian Agenda Initiative: An Instrument Dominated by Opposition Parties
Karim Giese

11. The Spanish Agenda Initiative and the Reform of Its Legal Regime: A New Chance for Participatory Democracy?
Víctor Cuesta-López

12. Popular Initiatives in Poland: Citizens’ Empowerment or Keeping Up Appearances?
Anna Rytel-Warzocha

13. Transnational ‘Babystep’: The European Citizens’ Initiative
Bruno Kaufmann

14. Comparative Findings
Theo Schiller, Maija Setälä

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, European Union Politics, European Politics, Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, Democracy

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century series
Page amount
276 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230369900
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-34014-9

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