Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105819
Authors: 
Arnold, Felix
Freier, Ronny
Pallauf, Magdalena
Stadelmann, David
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1435
Abstract: 
We analyze a constitutional change in the German State of Bavaria where citizens, not politicians, granted themselves more say in politics at the local level through a constitutional initiative at the state level. This institutional setting allows us to focus on revealed preferences for direct democracy and to identify factors which explain this preference. Empirical results suggests support for direct democracy is rather related to dissatisfaction with representative democracy in general than with an elected governing party.
Subjects: 
Direct democracy
Voting
Initiative
Parties
JEL: 
D72
H70
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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