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Participation of citizens in the legislative procedure in the Federal Republic of Germany

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legislative procedure   Bundestag   direct democracy   representative democracy   legislative initiative   referendum


Tyt. tomu: Założenie racjonalnego prawodawcy w polskim porządku prawnym. Księga Jubileuszowa z okazji siedemdziesięciopięciolecia Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


According to Article 20 of the Basic Law, the Federal Republic of Germany is a democratic, social, and federal state in which all power comes from the people and is exercised by them through elections and votes. In practice, voting, which is to be understood as an instrument of direct democracy, applies only to the new territorial division of the Länder. The instruments of direct democracy are more widely used in lawmaking in the individual Länder. Among other things, the law provides for citizens’ legislative initiative. This would require an amendment to the Basic Law if federal law were to be passed. To date, proposals for such amendments have been rejected.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 0137-1134




pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3978. Przegląd Prawa i Administracji 2020, 120, cz. 1, s. 203-216

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