Democracy Derailed Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money

ISBN-10: 0156014106
ISBN-13: 9780156014106
Authors: David S. Broder
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Now in paperback, how initiatives are remaking our democracy, creating a hazardous new arena of politics. Where once most state laws were passed by legislatures, now voters in half the states and hundreds of cities decide directly on such explosive issues as drugs, affirmative action, casino gambling, assisted suicide, and human rights. Ostensibly driven by public opinion, the initiative process is far too often manipulated by moneyed interests, often funded by out-of-state millionaires pursuing their own agendas. In this highly controversial book, David Broder, the "dean of American political journalism" (Brill's Content), explains how a movement that started with Proposition 13 in…    
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Number of pages: 300 Dimensions: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.594 lbs. Language: English