Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. American Studies Program
My paper consists of three sections. In the first, I explain the function of ballot measures and discuss why Americans have supported or opposed the use of direct democracy. I will also offer the history of direct democracy. In the second section, I will discuss the current national state of affairs in direct democracy, specifically analyzing recent ballot measures. I will analyze three cases, focusing on information gathered from the news media and personal interviews with campaign organizers. Finally, I will draw conclusions about these three measures and assert implications for the future of direct democracy.
Referendum -- United States, Democracy, Associations, institutions, etc. -- United States -- Political activity
Recommended CitationBero, Julie, "Coalitions for victory: the necessity of alliance creation for progressive ballot initiative campaigns" (2008). Honors Theses. Paper 30.
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