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The UK’s democratic moment on ‘Europe’? Report of the hearing held on 22nd March 2016

LSE European Institute (2016) The UK’s democratic moment on ‘Europe’? Report of the hearing held on 22nd March 2016. . The London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute, London, UK.

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This is the report of the 8th Expert Hearing of the LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe that took place at the LSE on the 22 March 2016. The LSE Commission was initiated in the autumn 2015 to inform the British referendum debate, and the Commission’s Expert Hearings have resulted in a series of debates and publications on a broad range of topics, including the consequences of Brexit for migration and refugee policy, the UK and EU economy and financial sector, and higher education. This Hearing brought together leading scholars, pollsters, diplomats and politicians to discuss two crucial aspects of the democratic legitimacy of Britain’s relationship with the EU: the upcoming referendum on British membership and the role of national parliaments in EU decision-making. Participants were invited for their expertise on referendums, public opinion, and parliaments, and not for any particular views they may hold about Britain’s relationship to the EU. We are extremely grateful for the insightful contributions by the participants during the hearing as well as for the written submissions by the experts that took part. This report is based on both the debate as well as the written material. None of the views or conclusions included in this report can be attributed to a single individual listed in the participant list, but are rather the summary views and conclusions drawn from the collective discussion. Where specific evidence or research contributions are mentioned, we have included references to the authors after seeking their permission. We take full responsibility for the conclusions as well as any errors contained in the report.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 23:14

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