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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. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

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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 (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 23:26
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109576

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