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Forcing Choice : The Risky Reward of Referendums - by J. Patrick Boyer (Paperback)

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The Hill Times: Best Books of 2017

What happens when crucial public issues are decided the people themselves?

Canadians answered “Yes” or “No” to prohibiting alcohol, conscripting soldiers, and revamping our constitution. Forcing such crucial choices at the ballot box is high-stakes democracy, both here and overseas — as witnessed with Britain’s transformative 2016 “Brexit” referendum.

Forcing Choice dissects Canada’s extensive use of ballot questions at all levels of government, and weighs the benefits of citizens making fundamental decisions for the nation. Holding referendums is tricky, and getting it wrong carries a high price.

This hard-hitting book draws on Boyer’s deep research on direct democracy and his experience advising governments about referendums, writing books, drafting and introducing the Canada Referendum Act, monitoring foreign referendums, and campaigning in Canadian ones.
Number of Pages: 383
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: J. Patrick Boyer
Language: English
Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 51965678
UPC: 9781459739123
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-8905
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