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By focusing on voter turnout, the government fails to understand the democratic process

Kirkland, Christopher and Wood, Matthew (2016) By focusing on voter turnout, the government fails to understand the democratic process. British Politics and Policy at LSE (29 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Trade union strikes can legally go ahead if more than half the votes are in favour of action, regardless of how many members vote. The Trade Union Bill seeks to change this process by requiring that at least 50 per cent of all eligible members take part for such ballots to be legitimate. Christopher Kirkland and Matthew Wood argue this proposal is an example of how the focus on turnout ignores the fact that democracy is not just the result of a vote, but the process of voting.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 13:51
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 09:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70443

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