Democratic Delusions: The Initiative Process in America

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Price
$33.54
Publisher
University Press of Kansas
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.03 X 9.01 X 0.8 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780700611560

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About the Author

Richard J. Ellis is Mark O. Hatfield Professor of Politics at Willamette University. He is the author of many books including Presidential Travel: The Journey from George Washington to George Bush and To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance, both published by Kansas.

Reviews

"Ellis masterfully uses vivid cases to illustrate broad underlying problems. This is a book to crystallize simmering discontent."--Publishers Weekly

"An important book for those seeking to understand debates about how democracy functions in the western United States at the start of the twenty-first century."--American Political Science Review

"An important book for those seeking to understand debates about how democracy functions in the western United States at the start of the twenty-first century."--Perspectives on Politics


"Offers the sharp wit, strong writing, great stories, and attention to detail that we've come to expect from Ellis's impressive body of work."--Edward L. Lascher, author of The Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform

"Democratic Delusions is a rare accomplishment: first class civic education that is a pleasure to read. Ellis has a lot to offer American voters everywhere--especially those who wonder exactly what the initiatives on their ballots will actually accomplish."--Nelson W. Polsby, author of Political Innovation in America: The Politics of Policy Initiation

"Highly readable and often provocative, Democratic Delusions boldly challenges the belief that the initiative process gives 'power to the people.'"--Daniel A. Smith, author of Tax Crusaders and the Politics of Direct Democracy