en arts, lettres, langues, sciences humaines et sociales

07 octobre 2020
Cet appel à contributions est lancé pour le livre, Design Solutions for Adaptive Hypermedia Listening Software. Date limite de soumission des résumés de chapitres le 3 novembre 2020.


Many studies focus on the impact of direct democracy in politics. More and more countries institutionalized tools of direct democracy in order to give stronger legitimacy to political decisions. At the same time, many governments resist the institutionalization of such procedures as if they contradicted the principles of representative government. At the local level, the situation seems to be less dramatized. Some countries such as Germany introduced direct democratic tools at the communal level to include citizens in local politics (input) and give more responsiveness to local governments (output). There is a need to compare the effects of direct democracy (popular initiatives, referenda and recall procedures) in the countries that introduced these tools. Both quantitative and qualitative studies are welcome to compare the effects of direct democracy tools in local politics.


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Junior and senior researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on

before November 3, 2020,

a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter (maximum of 1.500 words). Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 3, 2021 (10.000 words) and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions prior to submission.