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White card-holders cut from voting in referendum

Holders of temporary identification documents – better known as white cards – are likely to be [Read More...]

Poroshenko: Ukraine’s Accession to NATO to Decided by Referendum

“The decision on accession to NATO lies solely in the competence of the people of Ukraine,” said [Read More...]

Abyei community seeks global recognition of referendum result

November 24, 2014 (JUBA) – Community leaders from the oil-contested region of Abyei say they are [Read More...]

The c2d is a department of the Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau (ZDA) and related to the Law School of the University of Zurich. The team, consisting of political scientists and legal scholars, is located in Aarau, Switzerland.

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Centre for Research on Direct Democracy (c2d)

The c2d is an academic research center dedicated to the study of direct democratic institutions (referendum and initiative) around the world, their history, legal nature, functioning and political implications. It aims at running an international database, promoting interdisciplinary scientific research, organising conferences and providing services.