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Asking the public twice: why do voters change their minds in second referendums on EU treaties?

Atikcan, Ece Özlem (2015) Asking the public twice: why do voters change their minds in second referendums on EU treaties? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Oct 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

On three occasions – Denmark on the Maastricht Treaty, Ireland on the Nice Treaty and Ireland again on the Lisbon Treaty – voters have initially rejected an EU treaty only to vote in favour of it in a second referendum. Based on research conducted in Denmark and Ireland, Ece Özlem Atikcan assesses the reasons why voters changed their minds in each case. She illustrates that ‘Yes’ campaigners in both states learned from previous referendums and developed an approach that reframed the issue by emphasising concessions gained from the EU and the risks of rejecting a treaty for a second time.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 09:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70912

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