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Conflictos entre el pueblo y las autoridades. Bubenreuth: un ejemplo actual en Baviera

Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Harald (2015) Conflictos entre el pueblo y las autoridades. Bubenreuth: un ejemplo actual en Baviera. In: El pueblo de Europa y su voz en el espacio cultural europeo: ¿Quién es el pueblo? – ¡Nosotros somos el pueblo! Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung, 13. Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika, pp. 65-73.

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    The sovereign of a democratic state is „the people“. However, they transfer their voices to a few political party representatives in order to make them exercise legislative and executive powers in the name of “the people”. In different European countries, this model of representative democracy is marked by elements of direct democracy. In Switzerland, for example, there are frequent plebiscites on a number of issues and in France, the President of the Republic is elected directly. In Germany, the constitution calls for a “Volksabstimmung”, or a referendum at the federal level, a “Volksentscheid” or plebiscite at the federal state level and a “Bürgerentscheid” at the city level. But in small municipalities where everyone knows each other and people talk, a different form of direct democracy continues on. In the case of Bubenreuth, where I have lived for more than 30 years, the community dared to raise its voice against the mayor and against town councillors to have them revoke the application of a legal but unjust regulation, or for them to at least mitigate the effects.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Harald
    Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-68245
    Series Name: Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung
    Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
    ISSN: 1438-6887
    Volume: 13
    Subjects: Political science
    Romance languages French
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    Baviera, política comunal, identidad, representación, participación, reclamos cívicos, democracia directaSpanish; Castilian
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Centro Latinoamericano de Colonia (CLAC)
    Language: Spanish; Castilian
    Date: 2015
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
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    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 14:05:22
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6824

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