Friedelbaum, Stanley H.
May 2007
Albany Law Review;2007, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p1003
Academic Journal
The article examines the impacts and consequences of ballot initiatives and referendum. The author identifies the popular participation that expanded by political experiments during the early years of the twentieth century contrary to the distrust of democratic rule. He recalls that the spread of the Oregon Plan caused the incorporation of the tenets of direct democracy in 17 state constitutions and legal codes in the following years.


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