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Despite a controversial referendum on same-sex marriage, democracy remains alive and well in Slovakia

Kral, Daniel (2015) Despite a controversial referendum on same-sex marriage, democracy remains alive and well in Slovakia. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Feb 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Slovakia held a referendum on 7 February aimed at prohibiting same-sex marriage, adoption by same-sex couples, and the right of schools to require children to attend sexual education, or education dealing with the subject of euthanasia. Daniel Kral writes on the impact of the referendum, which saw overwhelming backing for all three proposals, but failed to pass the 50 per cent turnout threshold needed to make the result binding. He argues that despite the controversial nature of the topic, the result illustrates that democracy is still alive and well in the country, and could lead Slovakia in a more socially liberal direction.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 14:43
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 03:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71505

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