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The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums : Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy

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EL-WAKIL, Alice, 2017. The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums : Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy. In: Democratic Theory. Berghahn. 4(1), pp. 59-78. ISSN 2332-8894. eISSN 2332-8908. Available under: doi: 10.3167/dt.2017.040104

@article{elWakil2017Delib-55938, title={The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums : Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy}, year={2017}, doi={10.3167/dt.2017.040104}, number={1}, volume={4}, issn={2332-8894}, journal={Democratic Theory}, pages={59--78}, author={el-Wakil, Alice} }

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