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Yet, this claim is far from being self evident. One would expect that after more than one hundred years of direct legislation, such alleged bias, had it existed, would have been confirmed by a scientific consensus. In the absence of any such consensus I find the claim unpersuasive. Yet, there are some clear differences between the initiative process and ordinary legislation that do not require empirical support and cannot be overlooked. Clearly, the people cannot be expected to devote as many resources to the consideration of new legislation as professional legislators can.
Here, too, this argument takes several forms. 14 A similar argument stresses the virtuous consequences that political participation entails for the citizenry at large. It demands that citizens develop their autonomy and become more pluralistic and tolerant of other world views. 16 Thus, even if direct legislation does not contribute to higher voter turnout in general elections, it certainly creates a larger or more varied political arena. In some sense, participation in an initiative campaign or voting for it confers more power on the participant than participation in the election of legislative representatives.
42 Direct Legislation Strengthens Democracy and Representative Institutions – Some proponents of direct democracy claim that it strengthens representative institutions, contributes to the stability of democracy and promotes equality. Where political dissatisfaction finds effective political means for self expression, where political frustration can be harnessed to political action that can effectively be taken by anyone, there is a greater potential for maintaining political faith in democracy as a whole.