Definitions for "Referendum "
Referendum is a community creation Web toolkit focused around issues and their resolution through voting. It's a drop-in Web application used for understanding and empowering online communities through the democratic process.
A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion.
The right to approve or reject by popular vote a meassure passed upon by a legislature.
a blunt and unrefined legislative instrument
a blunt tool, and in many cases gives only a false sense of democracy, especially when the questions are worded poorly or in a biased manner
an exercise in participatory democracy and the temptations of partisan advantage can be hard to resist at campaign time
A diplomatic agent's note asking for instructions from his government concerning a particular matter or point.
a bad idea as the uninformed cannot be relied on to make the right decision for this country's future
a decision which a government must refer to the people for their consideration
Keywords:  sharon, feb, told, thing, sure
a good thing," Mr
a good thing," Sharon told reporters Feb
a sure thing
Keywords:  poll, public
a public poll"
a means for direct political participation by the people
an action by the people to suspend or nullify an existing law
Keywords:  recipe, conflict, civil
a recipe for civil conflict
Keywords:  gamble, stake, sense, risk, high
a very high risk gamble, and with so much at stake, it makes no sense
Keywords:  dictator, honored, remain, power, means
a time-honored means for a dictator to remain in power
Keywords:  zero, sum, game
a zero sum game
Keywords:  independence, step, lead
a step that will lead us to Independence
Keywords:  important, action
a very important action
Keywords:  good, example
a good example
Keywords:  credit, line
a line of credit