Du Vivier, K.K.
May 2007
Albany Law Review;2007, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p1045
Academic Journal
The article offers information about the citizen-initiated referendum or initiative. Initiative, which is considered as the genie of direct democracy, was introduced by the Progressives in the late 1800s as an alternative of amending a state constitution or developing state-level legislation. The first state that allowed statewide initiatives was South Dakota. After South Dakota, other U.S. states then embraced the same initiative and referendum processes.


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