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12 Nov 2009
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Financing Referendum Campaigns asks the question: To what extent do voters really make a direct decision when voting in a referendum? The very phrase 'direct democracy' implies that rather than going through representative structures, voters can influence political outcomes directly if they have the chance to vote in a referendum.

Contributors to this volume explore the influence of money and other resources on referendum campaigns and their results. Covering a range of countries in Europe and North America, they outline the spending regulations in force and begin to explore the effects these have on referendum outcomes.



Description

Financing Referendum Campaigns asks the question: To what extent do voters really make a direct decision when voting in a referendum? The very phrase 'direct democracy' implies that rather than going through representative structures, voters can influence political outcomes directly if they have the chance to vote in a referendum.

Contributors to this volume explore the influence of money and other resources on referendum campaigns and their results. Covering a range of countries in Europe and North America, they outline the spending regulations in force and begin to explore the effects these have on referendum outcomes.



Contents

Introduction; K.Gilland Lutz & S.Hug
Campaign Spending and Ballot Measures; T.Stratmann
Regulating Campaign Finance in Canadian Referendums and Initiatives; R.Johnston
US States; D.Smith
Campaign Financing in Danish Referendums; S.Binzer Hobolt
Financing Referendums and Initiatives in the Baltic States; D.Auers, J.Ruus & A.Krupavicius
The Financing of Referendum Campaigns in France; F.Hamon
Referendums and Spending in Ireland; K.Gilland Lutz
Financing Referendum Campaigns in Italy; R.Ricci
Financing Referendum Campaigns in Spain; C.Closa Montero & F.Carbonell Bellolio
Referendum Campaign Regulations in Switzerland; U.Serdült
Sledgehammers and Nuts? Regulating Referendums in the UK; N.Singh Ghaleigh
Referendum Campaign Regulations in Europe and Latin America; T.Zellweger, U.Serdült, A.Zda & I.Renfer
Conclusion; K.Gilland Lutz & S.Hug


Authors

KARIN GILLAND LUTZ is Publications Manager at the Centre for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Her recent research concerns the policy effects of direct democracy.

SIMON HUG is Professor of Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research deals with the effects of political institutions, including referendums, on policy outcomes and political conflict.