Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214576
Authors: 
Arnold, Felix
Freier, Ronny
Pallauf, Magdalena
Stadelmann, David
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CREMA Working Paper No. 2015-11
Abstract: 
We study 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 state initiative election. This institutional setting allows us to observe revealed preferences for direct democracy and to identify factors which explain these preferences. Empirical evidence suggests that support for direct democracy is related to dissatisfaction with representative democracy in general rather than with an elected governing party.
Subjects: 
Direct Democracy
Voting
Initiative
Parties
JEL: 
D72
H70
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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