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Dane Waters
01-11-2017
In unserer Reihe "Country in focus" befasst sich Democracy International weltweit mit Fortschritten der modernen direkten Demokratie und von Bürgerbeteiligung. Diesen Monat stehen die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika im Rampenlicht. 1998 gründete Dane Waters, frustriert durch das...
Dane Waters
01-11-2017
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This month, the spotlight is on the United States. In 1998, frustrated by the lack of information on direct democratic instruments, Dane...
Save the Dutch Referendum
11-10-2017
De nieuwe Nederlandse regering heeft gisteren aangekondigd dat ze het raadgevend referendum, dat amper twee jaar bestaat, wil afschaffen! Niesco Dubbelboer en Arjen Nijeboer, van onze Nederlandse partnerorganisatie, Meer Democratie,...
Save the Dutch Referendum
11-10-2017
The brand-new Dutch government yesterday released their coalition agreement, which includes the abolition of the Law on the Consultative Referendum, a mechanism that is only two years old. Arjen Nijeboer, of the Dutch organisation Meer...
Popular vote in Malta 2015. Photo by Bruno Kaufmann
13-04-2015
With an extremely close result, Maltese hunters have won the referendum to ban birdhunting in springtime. On Saturday, 11 2014, the Mediterrean island nation of 450,000 people faced a dramatic voting day. For the very first time since gaining independence from Britain in 1964,...
2015 could bring new same-sex legislation, Photo by Quinn Dombrowski, Wikimedia Commons
13-01-2015
Last year more people were able to participate in elections and referendums across the globe than ever before. But this year a series of popular votes will offer answers to key questions about the future of Europe and its severely challenged democracies. A preview.
Daniel Schily
25-08-2014
The intentions by Croatia’s parliamentarians to water down Croatia’s direct democracy legislation show the need of preventive checks of compatibility with the constitution instead of raising the turnout quorum. This is because the rules of direct democracy should base on the...
The Croatian Parliament, www.sabor.hr
25-08-2014
Embarrassed by the success of right-wing groups in overturning government policy through referendums, the Croatian authorities are changing the rules.
Scotland, Independence, Referendum
26-08-2014
Kate Forsyth, is a 24 year-old research psychologist who recently graduated from the University of Glasgow. She shares with us her personal views on Scottish independence ahead of the referendum to take place in Scotland on 18 September 2014.
John D Wright at home in Perthshire, Scotland
18-08-2014

John D Wright is a British Oxford graduate, who teaches Latin, Classical Greek and Ancient History at the Glenalmond College in Perthshire, Scotland. His educational achievements in several countries like the United States and Italy shaped his life. The 64 year-old academic...

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