Download e-book for iPad: Campaign Strategy in Direct Democracy by Laurent Bernhard

By Laurent Bernhard

ISBN-10: 1137011343

ISBN-13: 9781137011343

ISBN-10: 1349436437

ISBN-13: 9781349436439

In the 1st examine of comparative direct-democracy, Laurent Bernhard explores the character of direct-democratic campaigning in Switzerland. the writer examines 4 coverage parts: immigration, healthcare, welfare and monetary liberalism focussing on interviews with crusade managers to supply a accomplished research of direct-democratic campaigning.

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The referendum has the property of a popular veto that may prevent legislation from becoming effective. 2 Given the availability of the referendum, it is always possible that a party or an interest group that does not agree with the result of the legislative process launches a referendum against a law adopted by parliament – that is, that an organization decides to collect the required signatures to impose a popular vote and to endanger the result of the legislative process. As a result, the ‘threat’ of the referendum hovers, like the Sword of Damocles, over the entire legislative process.

2 Given the availability of the referendum, it is always possible that a party or an interest group that does not agree with the result of the legislative process launches a referendum against a law adopted by parliament – that is, that an organization decides to collect the required signatures to impose a popular vote and to endanger the result of the legislative process. As a result, the ‘threat’ of the referendum hovers, like the Sword of Damocles, over the entire legislative process. Indeed, the referendum device has been used as a formidable weapon of opposition.

But many choices’. Therefore, conceptualizing and identifying the major strategic choices is a challenging task. According to Lykke (2001), an American military scholar, strategy is best expressed in terms of ‘ends’, means’, and ‘ways’. Ends refer to the objectives actors strive for. Means are the resources and the technology designed for pursuing these objectives. Ways link these two strategic elements by addressing the crucial question of how the objectives are to be achieved given the availability of resources and technology.

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