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Abolishing All Mechanisms for Fixing Elections: The Citizens' Initiative to Change the Electoral System of Croatia


Podolnjak, Robert
Abolishing All Mechanisms for Fixing Elections: The Citizens' Initiative to Change the Electoral System of Croatia // Politička misao : časopis za politologiju, 52 (2015), 4-5; 101-123 (recenziran, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Abolishing All Mechanisms for Fixing Elections: The Citizens' Initiative to Change the Electoral System of Croatia

Autori
Podolnjak, Robert

Izvornik
Politička misao : časopis za politologiju (0032-3241) 52 (2015), 4-5; 101-123

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Citizens’ Initiative ; Electoral System ; Croatia ; Referendum ; Civil Society

Sažetak
In October 2014 a citizens’ initiative called ‘In the Name of the Family’ collected more than 380, 000 signatures demanding a constitutional referendum on comprehensive electoral reform in Croatia. The Initiative aimed to introduce preferential voting for MPs ; new criteria for the establishment of electoral constituencies ; a lower electoral threshold from five to three per cent ; a ban on pre-electoral coalitions and joint lists of several parties ; and postal and electronic voting. The constitutional referendum demanded by the initiative was not held due to the organizers collecting an insufficient number of signatures for the referendum petition to be valid, and only a limited reform of the electoral system was enacted with the introduction of preferential voting for MPs. What had started as a bottom-up citizens’ initiative (or ‘mass imposition’ in Renwick’s terminology) finally ended as an ‘elite majority imposition’ of an electoral reform.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Pravo



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Pravni fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Robert Podolnjak, (279311)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Scopus