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Contents List of Figures Vll List of Tables IX Preface Xl Chapter 1. The History of Direct Democracy: A Critique of Voter Competence 1 2. Reasoning Voters: Sorting through the Demands of Direct Democracy 21 3. Responding to Demands: Information, Abstention, and Just Saying "No" 43 4. Economic Conditions and Voting on Ballot Propositions 67 5. Private Interests and Instrumental Voting 85 6. Voter Response to the Initiative Logroll and the Counterpropositon 107 7. Partisan Interests and Campaign Information: Support for Term Limits 129 8. How Campaign Spending Affects Voter Awareness and Opinions ofInitiatives 147 9. Conclusions about Voter Reasoning in Direct Democracy 165 Appendix A: Coding of Variables on Private Interests and Voting Behavior 175 References 179 Index 195 ...

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ISBN
9780472023349
Related ISBN
9780472087150
MARC Record
OCLC
665834046
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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