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The Resource Morality at the ballot : direct democracy and political engagement in the United States, Daniel Biggers

Morality at the ballot : direct democracy and political engagement in the United States, Daniel Biggers

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Morality at the ballot : direct democracy and political engagement in the United States
Title
Morality at the ballot
Title remainder
direct democracy and political engagement in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Biggers
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Language
eng
Summary
Across the United States, there is wide variation in opportunities for citizens to craft legislation through the process of direct democracy. Previous studies suggest that an active role in policy making can spark political interest and engagement, encouraging individuals, who would otherwise abstain from voting, to turn out. Daniel R. Biggers challenges this contention, testing a new theoretical framework that details the exact circumstances under which any proposition might increase participation. Morality at the Ballot reveals that the ability of direct democracy to increase turnout is significantly more limited than currently thought, and that the propositions that do affect participation are restricted to a small subset of ballot issues that include morality policy. Biggers uses these morality propositions to demonstrate the conditions necessary for direct democracy to influence turnout, affect who votes, and shape electoral and policy outcomes. The investigation provides significant insights into the consequences of deciding policy via the ballot and expanding the role for citizens in the political process.--
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1984-
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Biggers, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Direct democracy
  • Referendum
  • Political participation
  • Voting research
Label
Morality at the ballot : direct democracy and political engagement in the United States, Daniel Biggers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. A theoretical framework -- 3. The case for moral issue propositions -- 4. Enticing peripheral voters -- 5. Statewide ballot measures and turnout -- 6. Local-level ballot measures and turnout -- 7. A partisan advantage? -- 8. Policy outcomes and lessons from morality at the ballot
Control code
FIEb17649766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781107084575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 18214091
  • (OCoLC)883305075
Label
Morality at the ballot : direct democracy and political engagement in the United States, Daniel Biggers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. A theoretical framework -- 3. The case for moral issue propositions -- 4. Enticing peripheral voters -- 5. Statewide ballot measures and turnout -- 6. Local-level ballot measures and turnout -- 7. A partisan advantage? -- 8. Policy outcomes and lessons from morality at the ballot
Control code
FIEb17649766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781107084575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 18214091
  • (OCoLC)883305075

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