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Electoral cycle timing and popular support for a treaty are crucial in determining whether parties advocate referendums on European integration

Dür, Andreas and Konstantinidis, Nikitas (2013) Electoral cycle timing and popular support for a treaty are crucial in determining whether parties advocate referendums on European integration. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

David Cameron is committed to holding a referendum on the UK’s EU membership should he win a majority at the next general election. In an effort to understand why parties call for referendums on European integration, Andreas Dür and Nikitas Konstantinidis look at data from the ratification of the EU’s Constitutional Treaty in 2004. They find that the amount of time until the next election has a significant impact on whether parties choose to support referendums or not, and that parties are far more likely to advocate a referendum on unpopular and controversial issues.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
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: 04 Apr 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72245

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