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The real reasons referendums have become so common – and so scary

Farmer, Harry (2016) The real reasons referendums have become so common – and so scary. Democratic Audit UK (20 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

As 23 June nears there has been increasing frustration around the quality of the debate, and the fact that such a complex constitutional issue is being decided by a binary referendum. Harry Farmer considers why referendums are becoming increasingly popular in Western democracies, and why anxieties around votes on single issues reflect deeper worries about the weaknesses of 21st century democratic systems.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: 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 > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80635

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