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Europe is entering the ‘age of the referendum’, but there is nothing to fear for European democracy if referendums are properly regulated

Tierney, Stephen (2014) Europe is entering the ‘age of the referendum’, but there is nothing to fear for European democracy if referendums are properly regulated. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (02 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Referendums have become increasingly common occurrences in European states in recent decades. Stephen Tierney writes on some of the potential benefits and dangers of using referendums to solve key constitutional questions. He writes that while referendums can undermine democracy if used incorrectly, they generally suffer from problems of practice rather than principle and these problems can be overcome in healthy democracies by suitable referendum design.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:36
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71803

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