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Launch of the Global passport to Modern Direct Democracy

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Global Passport to Modern Direct Democracy

Launch of the Global passport to Modern Direct Democracy

28-09-2017

In a democracy, formal popular votes are important to the exercise of people power.

Traditionally, in most representative democracies, the power of citizens to make decisions at the ballot box was restricted to the elections of other people and parties to offices and parliament. However, in recent years more and more countries have adopted new possibilities and channels for citizens to make their voices heard—even between election days.

The Global Passport to Modern Direct Democracy offers basic information about the tools of direct democracy. It introduces key definitions, describes various tools, and includes recommendations on how to use initiatives, referendums and plebiscites.

You can download the passport here.

This passport was developed by International IDEA and the Swiss Democracy Foundation.

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