Accession Number : AD0742407

Title :   The Instant Referendum--A CATV Based Direct Democratic Legislative Structure for LOCAL Government,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Zacks,Leonard ; Harris,Craig

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The paper takes as given the feasibility of modifying existing cable television (CATV) systems to permit citizens to respond from their homes, and explores how this form of remote voting might be incorporated into a legislative structure, speculating on the impact such a system could have on the power distribution in the city and on city policy formation.

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, URBAN AREAS), (*PUBLIC OPINION, *TELEVISION SYSTEMS), URBAN PLANNING, FEEDBACK, ELECTRIC CABLES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, TELEVISION EQUIPMENT, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE