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Referendums, though they may be political lifeboats, can be very bad for democracy

Wiggins, Peter (2018) Referendums, though they may be political lifeboats, can be very bad for democracy. LSE Brexit (19 Feb 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Britain has an uncodified constitution. No one is exactly clear - when is it proper for a government to hold a referendum? In the absence of clarity, all seek to take advantage, to the detriment of well-functioning democracy. Consequently, while referendums may be treated as political lifeboats, they can be very bad for democracy, argues Peter Wiggins.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88621

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