Mobilized by Direct Democracy: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Effects and the Geography of Turnout in Ballot Measure Elections*

@article{Dyck2010MobilizedBD,
  title={Mobilized by Direct Democracy: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Effects and the Geography of Turnout in Ballot Measure Elections*},
  author={Joshua J. Dyck and N. Seabrook},
  journal={Social Science Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={91},
  pages={188-208}
}
A number of recent studies find that direct democracy increases voter turnout. In this article, we ask: Who does direct democracy mobilize to vote and how are they mobilized? We distinguish between long-term and short-term effects on voter turnout, noting that much of the current literature has focused on participatory theory. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association. 

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