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Are discretionary referendums on the EU becoming ‘politically obligatory?’

Bicquelet-Lock, Aude and Addison, Helen (2018) Are discretionary referendums on the EU becoming ‘politically obligatory?’. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Apr 2018). Blog Entry.

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Do governments call referendums on EU matters because contextual circumstances make them ‘politically obligatory’ or because ruling politicians believe they are the ‘appropriate’ decision-making mechanism? Aude Bicquelet-Lock and Helen Addison argue that, contrary to these suggested reasons, politicians have the freedom to choose whether and when to use referendums strategically to achieve their domestic and European policy objectives.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 12:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:06

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