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Project Fear: how the negativity of the referendum campaign undermines democracy

Galpin, Charlotte (2016) Project Fear: how the negativity of the referendum campaign undermines democracy. LSE Brexit (13 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The referendum debate is not living up to its democratic ideals. Both sides of the divide have focused heavily on negative, fear-based arguments to make their case, which prevent democratic engagement among the electorate. Charlotte Galpin shows how this negativity is inhibiting critical reflection and fostering cynicism. She also notes that the debate is non-inclusive, with an striking absence of minorities and female experts in the campaign.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 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)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 09:45
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73114

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