This book is the most comprehensive reference guide to more than 200 years of experience with the initiative and referendum process in Europe. With the European Union enlarging with ten new countries and the continent heading to its first Europe-wide referendum, the book offers background, facts, and analysis from more than 35 countries that will help the reader understand these important and emerging events. The volume also explores and describes criteria and requirements for a working I&R process at all political levels.
"Excellent and fact filled, this is a true reference work, gathering together multiple types of information not otherwise easy to locate… Highly recommended."
—CHOICE Magazine, November 2004