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Referendum bill submitted to parliament

Parliament has already begun preparing to hold a nationwide referendum on the constitution next [Read More...]

Opinion: Plastic bag referendum is no-lose situation

Superficially, it would seem to make little sense for the plastic grocery bag industry to spend [Read More...]

Contra Costa Times editorial: Voters should sign referendum petition to undo county supervisors' gre

Contra Costa voters should support two labor [Read More...]

The c2d is a department of the Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau (ZDA) and related to the Law School of the University of Zurich. The team, consisting of political scientists and legal scholars, is located in Aarau, Switzerland.

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Centre for Research on Direct Democracy (c2d)

The c2d is an academic research center dedicated to the study of direct democratic institutions (referendum and initiative) around the world, their history, legal nature, functioning and political implications. It aims at running an international database, promoting interdisciplinary scientific research, organising conferences and providing services.