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The Motherlode of Direct Democracy Data Bases

    One of the delegates to the Prague Congress was a student from the University of Geneva who was working on an enormous data base on...of all things...direct democracy.  Well, this data base is unbelievable.   For example, it has votes on every citizens initiative from 200 countries from 1791-1997.  It also has information about what kinds of direct democratic processes are on the books just about anywhere you can think of.

    It is called "Centre d'etudes et de documentation sur la democratie directe"
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C2D

    When we were in Washington, D.C. in May of 1999 at the IRI conference celebrating the 100th anniversary of I+R in the USA we met the Director of this project, Dr. Andreas Auer (auer@uni2a.unige.ch )  We told him we'd like to link his project with ours, and he said "go right ahead."  So, without further ado, here is its logo...just click and go.

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