citizens' initiative and referendum


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democracy not freedom
"Two weeks before the April election I was at a high school. Most of
the final-year students were over 18 and looking forward to voting for the first time. There was one black youth who disagreed. Why was he
not going to vote? "We fought for freedom. All we got was democracy."" uk.politics.misc

British democracy
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.parliament, uk.politics.misc, uk.legal

British referendum on a european constitution  PART 1 PART 2
Newsgroups: uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.misc, alt.politics.british, alt.uk.law

Campaign for real democracy
Newsgroups:uk.politics.parliament, uk.politics.misc

check or balance  

Comparison and ranking of democracy in different countries
Newsgroups:uk.legal, uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.misc, uk.local.county-durham

Creative, colourful, powerless  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.parliament, soc.culture.europe, uk.politics.misc

Daily Mail "referendum" for referendum on european convention's constitution
In addition to the Daily Mail's "straw poll", a survey of fifty thousand british citizens shows an overwhelming majority in favour of a referendum. So far (August 2003) the government ignores this.
Newsgroups: uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.parliament, alt.uk.law, uk.politics.misc

Democracy and the second Irish referendum on the european treaty of Nice.  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.misc, alt.uk.law, soc.culture.europe

Democracy law - a model for Britain?  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.parliament, uk.legal, alt.politics.british

Direct vs representative democracy
Newsgroup: alt.history.british

Electoral apathy?
Newsgroups:uk.politics.misc, uk.gov.local, uk.politics.constitution, alt.uk.law

E/D demokratische Kultur
To: German speakers, linguists, academics.

Euro referendum....  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.electoral

How can the people control unelected quangoes

Improved model of democracy
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.misc, uk.politics.parliament, alt.uk.law

Initiative and Referendum
Friends in Glasgow and Clydeside Many people have expresssed discontent with the way democracy works and there are different opinions as to what should be done to improve it ...

Legal basis for national referendums: On-line discussion concerning the legal basis for national referendums in Britain. Venue: British university fora; law-public, public-admin-and-management

legal basis for national referendums
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.legal

Meaningful participation could reduce electors' apathy  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.misc, uk.politics.parliament, wales.politics.general

Offering more democracy could revive interest in politics  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.misc, alt.uk.law, alt.activism

Referendum on a European constitution  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.parliament, uk.politics.misc, alt.activism

Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.misc, uk.legal, uk.politics.parliament

Report: Direct democracy in Britain
Newsgroups:uk.politics.misc, uk.politics.constitution

Supremacy of Parliament
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, alt.politics.british, alt.uk.law, uk.politics.parliament

Switzerland and Britain  
Newsgroups:uk.politics.constitution, uk.politics.parliament, uk.politics.misc, uk.legal

Unconsidered or unwanted democratic reforms?  

Voter apathy?

Voting - without the WP formatting! OOPS

Web Antidote for Political Apathy
Newsgroups:uk.politics.misc, uk.politics.constitution