The Rose Institute, in conjunction with Claremont McKenna College Professor Ken Miller, would like to announce the recent launch of Miller-Rose Institute Initiative Database at http://initiatives.rosereport.org/. The database provides searchable summaries of all 900+ voter-approved statewide ballot initiatives in the twenty four initiative states from 1904-2008.Â Soon it will also provide summaries of post-election court challenges to initiatives in the highest-use initiative states.
This database is the nation’s most comprehensive collection of information on voter-approvedÂ initatives. It summarizes the research and analysis performed by Dr. Miller for his upcoming book, Direct Democracy and the Courts.Â The book, which will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year,Â chronicles the interplay of the voter-approved initiatives and judicial review.Â Dr. Miller and Rose Institute student researchers will continue to update theÂ with new initiatives and new challenges over time.
This resource holds great promise for research in the area of direct democracy in the United States.