La iniciativa popular de referéndum
Resumen: Citizens'' initiative for referendum is the power attributed to a number of citizens or to a percentage of them to trigger a referendum concerning a political question of general interest or a legislative text, thus giving the electorate the decision regarding its relevance, approval or repeal. Unlike initiatives for referendum attributed to sub-central entities in some composite states and initiatives granted to parliamentary minorities, citizens'' initiative for referendum is generally acknowledged in comparative law. Where introduced, citizens'' initiative for referendum is used to tackle the passivity or lack of receptiveness of legislators and to promote the adoption of constitutional or legislative reforms; it can also be used to control and correct the result of parliamentary processes involved in the formation of the general will. In this study, we will analyse the comparative regulation and practice of citizens'' initiatives whose purpose is the holding of propositional referendums concerning rules and decisions of national importance, the ratification of voted but not enacted laws and the repeal of laws in force. We will also study the attempts to regulate citizens'' initiatives in Spain, paying special attention to the proposal for constitutional reform approved by the General Board of the Principality of Asturias, which is still pending consideration. © 2019, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia 1.
Idioma: Español
DOI: 10.5944/trc.43.2019.24423
Año: 2019
Publicado en: Teoria y Realidad Constitucional 2019, 43 (2019), 317-345
ISSN: 1139-5583

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.251 - Political Science and International Relations (Q2) - Law (Q2)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/DER2016-75406-R
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Derecho Constitucional (Dpto. Derecho Público)

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