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Referendums
Referendums
Edited by David Butler and Austin Ranney
American Enterprise Institute, 1978, 250 pp

Use of the referendum as a device for the making or ratification of basic governmental decisions has gained in recent years. This book provides information on how and where it has been most frequently used and with what results. It pays relatively little attention to the possibility of referendums and plebiscites in dealing with disputes on regional autonomy or international disposition of territories.