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Neue Publikation von Professor Towfigh

12.09.2016 | Von: Professor Dr. iur. Emanuel V. Towfigh, Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Empirische Rechtsforschung und Rechtsökonomik

Prof. Dr. Emanuel Towfigh, Lehrstuhlinhaber für Öffentliches Recht, Empirische Rechtsforschung und Rechtsökonomik an der EBS Law School legt eine neue Publikation vor:

Do direct-democratic procedures lead to higher acceptance than political representation?

Are direct-democratic decisions more acceptable to voters than decisions arrived at through representative procedures? An experimental online vignette study with a German sample was conducted to investigate how voters’ acceptance of a political decision depends on the process through which it is reached. For a set of different issues, it was investigated how acceptance varies depending on whether the decision is the result of a direct-democratic institution, a party in a representative democracy, or an expert committee. The results show amongst others that for important issues, direct democracy generates greater acceptance.

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