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Démocratie directe : Un moyen pour remédier aux défauts fonctionnels de la démocratie représentative ?

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  • Silvano Möckli

Abstract

Devices of direct democracy are an important structural element in Switzerland's political system. In this article, institutions and functions of Switzerland's direct democracy will be presented. Then the author will  pursue whether the direct democracy can be used as a device to prevent a dysfunctional parliamentary system of government. He comes to the conclusion that Switzerland's direct democracy is not an exportable good. We know from the Swiss experience that there is no single model that describes how initiatives and referendums function in every state.

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Möckli, S., (1994) “Démocratie directe : Un moyen pour remédier aux défauts fonctionnels de la démocratie représentative ?”, Res Publica 36(2), p.219-232. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v36i2.18749

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29 Jun 1994
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