Should citizens be allowed to propose legislation? Should they even be allowed to recall politicians if they do not live up to their expectations?
In addition to presenting an up to date review of the empirical literature, Direct democracy provides a survey of the political philosophers who have theorised about this subject. It is the central tenet in the book that the demand for direct democracy is a consequence of the demand for more consumer choices. Like consumers want individualised products, so voters want individualised and bespoke policies. Read more here…