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A first-rate scholarly unde'rtaking, but it is more It is a fascinating guide -t10
to the business of observing elections.     RICHARD M. SCAMMON,                  M m
                                 Director, Elections Research Center          (Dg

 Democracy can work and this book eXplains how and why... A ter-                M
 rific reference.'                               HOWARD GRAVES,                  >
                                Associated Press Chief of Bureau for
               Hawaii-Guam-American Samoa and the Central Pacific

 A major contribution to the understanding of the conditions of modern       (ID
 democratic rule. It maintains the high standards which one has come to          M
 expect from the 'At the Polls' series.       VERNON BOGDANOR,               C)
                                                Oxford University,            C r-
   author of Devolution and Multi-Party Politics and the Party System         0 Z

 Ranney and Penniman present a set of democratic standards by which
 these and other referendums can be evaluated. The book's most impor-
 tant contribution is to our thinking about democracy and self-rule.           0
                                                DAVID B. MAGLEBY,
                                         Brigham Young University,              >
                                         author of Direct Legislation

              Democracy in the Islands

         The Micronesian Plebiscites of 1983

Conducting democratic elections among small populations separated
by vast distances poses special problems. In 1983 Micronesia, a collec-        I
tion of thinly populated islands scattered over an area of the Western
Pacific larger than the continental United States, successfully carried
out such an election, on the Compact of Free Association with the
United States. In this book two scholars, who observed how Palau,
the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands over-             D
came their difficulties, analyze the social, economic, and strategic
implications of this historic event.                                           2
    Austin Ranney and Howard R. Penniman are codirectors of AE's
Program in Political and Social Processes. Penniman, an official ob-
server of elections in Vietnam, El Salvador, and elsewhere, is the
general editor of AEI's At the Polls series on competitive elections.
Ranney, a former president of the American Political Science Associa-
tion, is the editor of Referendums: A Study in Practice and Theory, The
Referendum Device, and AEI's American Elections series.

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