The Coming Age of Direct Democracy: California’s Recall and Beyond
Mark Baldassare and Cheryl Katz
Page count: 260 pages
File size: 4.2 MB
This book examines the new, hybrid democracy that has been taking shape in California since the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis and election of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Using the results of surveys with more than 150,000 Californians, the book reveals the public attitudes behind the move to supplant governance by elected representatives with an increased role for voters at the ballot box, and presents recommendations for ways to improve policymaking in a hybrid democracy.