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Direct democracy in the Slovak Republic


Tornic, Ana (2012). Direct democracy in the Slovak Republic. c2d Working Papers Series 41, Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA) at the University of Zurich.

Abstract

Since Slovakia's transition from authoritarian rule to democracy and the rule of law in 1992, the Slovak people are empowered to participate in the decision-making of the state by means of the popular initiative and the referendum. Although seven referendums have been held in the Slovak Republic so far, only one was considered valid. This paper aims to illustrate the reasons for this scarce success of popular votes and gives a brief insight into the significance of direct democracy in the Slovak Republic. To this purpose, it will set out the instruments of direct democracy provided in Slovakia and the experiences made therewith.

Abstract

Since Slovakia's transition from authoritarian rule to democracy and the rule of law in 1992, the Slovak people are empowered to participate in the decision-making of the state by means of the popular initiative and the referendum. Although seven referendums have been held in the Slovak Republic so far, only one was considered valid. This paper aims to illustrate the reasons for this scarce success of popular votes and gives a brief insight into the significance of direct democracy in the Slovak Republic. To this purpose, it will set out the instruments of direct democracy provided in Slovakia and the experiences made therewith.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:Working Paper Series > C2D Working Paper Series
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
340 Law
900 History
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:31 Mar 2014 09:05
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 01:51
Series Name:c2d Working Papers Series
Number of Pages:14
ISSN:1662-8152 (E)
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:http://www.c2d.ch

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