The Referendum In Britain

Author by : Lucy Atkinson
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This book places the European Referendum of 2016 into a historical context that began in the late nineteenth century through to the present day. It provides a constitutional and international perspective, and ask how far the original ideas lying behind the referendum were fulfilled in practice.


The People And The Party System

Author by : Vernon Bogdanor
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book offers a comprehensive critique of the historical debate on the referendum and electoral reform in British politics from the nineteenth century to 1981. The book falls into two parts. First, the role of the referendum in political debate since the beginning of the century is discussed and a detailed analysis of the referendums of the 1970s is presented. Vernon Bogdanor then clarifies both the benefits and the difficulties involved in the wider use of the referendum. In the second part of the book, he examines proposals for electoral reform since 1830 and considers the attitudes of the parties towards it today. The different forms of proportional representation are discussed and the consequences of adopting them in Britain assessed. The People and the Party System is written in clear, non-technical language and is intended for the general reader. It makes an important contribution to a vital debate and will be of interest to all those concerned with British politics.


The Referendum

Author by : Jo Grimond
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : Collings
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The 2015 Uk General Election And The 2016 Eu Referendum

Author by : Ian R. Lamond
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book brings together the established field of political communication and the emerging field of critical event studies to develop new questions and approaches. Using this combined framework, it reflects upon how we should understand the expression of democratic participation in mainstream mass media during the 2015 UK General Election and the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. Are we now living in an era where democratic participation is much more concerned with spectacle rather than substantive debate? The book addresses this conceptual journey and reflects on differing models of democratic participation, before applying that framework to the two identified case studies. Finally, the authors consider what it means to be living in a period of democratic spectacle, where political events have become evental politics. The book will be of use to students and scholars across the fields of political science and culture and media studies, as well as wide readers interested in the current issues facing British politics.


The First Referendum

Author by : Lindsay Aqui
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : Although the United Kingdom’s entry to the European Community (EC) in 1973 was initially celebrated, by the end of the first year the mood in the UK had changed from ‘hope to uncertainty’. When Edward Heath lost the 1974 General Election, Harold Wilson returned to No. 10 promising a fundamental renegotiation and referendum on EC membership. By the end of the first year of membership, 67% of voters had said ‘yes’ to Europe in the UK’s first-ever national referendum. Examining the relationship between diplomacy and domestic debate, this book explores the continuities between the European policies pursued by Heath and Wilson in this period. Despite the majority vote in favour of maintaining membership, Lindsay Aqui argues that this majority was underpinned by a degree of uncertainty and that ultimately, neither Heath nor Wilson managed to transform the UK’s relationship with the EC in the ways they had hoped possible.


Brexit

Author by : Harold D. Clarke
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : In June 2016, the United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union. As this book reveals, the historic vote for Brexit marked the culmination of trends in domestic politics and in the UK's relationship with the EU that have been building over many years. Drawing on a wealth of survey evidence collected over more than ten years, this book explains why most people decided to ignore much of the national and international community and vote for Brexit. Drawing on past research on voting in major referendums in Europe and elsewhere, a team of leading academic experts analyse changes in the UK's party system that were catalysts for the referendum vote, including the rise of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), the dynamics of public opinion during an unforgettable and divisive referendum campaign, the factors that influenced how people voted and the likely economic and political impact of this historic decision.


Brexit And British Politics

Author by : Geoffrey Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Brexit has changed everything - from our government, to our economy and principal trading relationship, to the organization of our state. This watershed moment, which surprised most observers and mobilized previously apathetic sections of the electorate, is already transforming British politics in profound and lasting ways. In this incisive book, leading analysts of UK and EU politics Geoffrey Evans and Anand Menon step back from the immediacy and hyperbole of the Referendum to explain what happened on 23 June 2016, and why. Brexit, they argue, was the product of both long-term dissatisfaction with the EU and a gradual breakdown in the relationship between parties and voters that spawned detachment, disinterest and disenchantment. Exploring its subsequent impact on the June 2017 General Election, they reveal the extent to which Brexit has shattered the contemporary equilibrium of British politics. These reverberations will continue to be felt for a very long time and could pose a real danger to the health of British democracy if the government fails to deliver on the promises linked to Brexit.


How Referendums Challenge European Democracy

Author by : Richard Rose
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book explains how citizens are using referendums to challenge decisions taken by the European Union. The opening chapters compare the two chief institutions of electoral democracy: parliamentary elections to decide who governs, and referendums to decide policies. The EU relies on international treaties for its authority to make policies. Chapters analysing referendum voting on Europe in Britain, Greece and the Netherlands show that cultural values can have a stronger influence than class. The book uses Brexit – the British referendum in which a majority voted for the UK leaving the European Union – as the leading example of a conflict between national voters and the EU. However, taking back control of policymaking does not ensure effective policymaking when success depends not only on what the British Parliament does but also on decisions taken in Brussels, Washington and elsewhere. Boris Johnson’s electoral success is insufficient to deliver all his promises in the world beyond Brexit. The EU is challenged too, as its policies increasingly depend on what happens on other continents.


Opportunities And Risks Of The Proposed Referendum On United Kingdom S Membership In The Eu Brexit

Author by : Philipp Freund
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: 1,0, University of Würzburg (Institut für Politik und Soziologie), course: UK Politics and the 2015 General Election, language: English, abstract: Our current political situation couldn’t be more interesting. Besides global problems on terrorism, global warming and wars all around the world, there is one major topic in our news: it’s the EU with its internal problems from financing Greece to internal stability. The last mentioned point will be subject of that paper, because Britain is deeply divided about the proposed referendum on United Kingdom’s Membership in the European Union, respectively its opportunities and risks. During the last election in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron took the referendum into the manifesto of his Conservative Party because of the annual debates about costs and benefits from the EU and after winning the election he now has to stand up for it. The back then started campaign »Let Britain decide« will now reveal, whether or not the Brits want to stay or not. t is not unreasonable to think about Britain leaving the EU as, for example, Anthony Forster lists the historically settled problems between Europe and Great Britain in his book-summary like it is inevitable for the UK to leave. And talking about the legality of that referendum is therefore not an option, because Article 50 TEU (Treaties of the European Union) settles the possibility of a voluntary resignation (cf. Streinz et al. 2008: 38-39). The main part of the seminar paper is going to start, after introducing the topic in the initiation, with an analytically and descriptively chapter of analysing the pros and cons of leaving the EU. The first section of the main part is therefore divided in two parts, the opportunities and the risks. In the course of doing this, the perspective is clearly aligned to the UK itself, so that one should be able to decide, whether or not it will be good for the British people to vote yes or no and which decision they should take. Possible consequences for the EU are completely hidden, because it doesn’t matter for the Brits, who take part in this referendum. In addition to that there will be an analytic part of discussing the meaning of the mentioned opportunities and risks as section two of the main part. Subsequently, in an overview chapter, the advantages and disadvantages are going to be compared to each other to be able to qualify both of them. The final conclusion will take place in Chapter 5, in which the paper will be finished with an outlook and an analysis which option to take.


For The Record

Author by : David Cameron
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Description : ‘The political memoir of the decade’ Sunday Times The referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU is one of the most controversial political events of our times. For the first time, the man who called that vote talks about the decision and its origins, as well as giving a candid account of his time at the top of British politics.


The Brexit Referendum On Twitter

Author by : Jingrong Tong
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : The Brexit referendum on Twitter:a mixed-method computational analysis investigates how Twitter worked in shaping political discourse and its potential for fuelling populism in the month leading to the referendum.


Full Hearted Consent

Author by : Philip Goodhart
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : Davis-Poynter
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The Referendum In British Politics

Author by : Bernadett Putschli
Languange : en
Publisher by : VDM Publishing
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Description : This work examines the British referendum since the 1970s, while primarily focusing on the question whether the referendum could be regarded as a new understanding of democracy in the UK. It is investigated whether this approach is true or whether the referendum is rather a clever, opportunistic device which supports political manipulation and thus helps to impose the interests of its triggers. In order to answer those questions, it is necessary to elaborate on the constitution and its main principle, parliamentary sovereignty. The second part of this work will offer a detailed, descriptive introduction to all eight referendums that have been carried out so far in the UK, intending to inform about the circumstances of each individual referendum. The main part will then form the assessment of these referendums. Controversies and inconsistencies of the governmental actions are addressed in order to find an answer to the central question of this work, whether the referendum is part of a changing democracy in Britain or, whether it is rather understood as a tactic of the government. This work is directed towards students of British cultural and political studies and towards those who do research in the field of the referendum. It is also addressed to readers with a general interest in the topic.


Brexit Means Brexit

Author by : Michael William
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The Brexit vote in June 2016 was a significant event that shook the ruling elites across the West. It was a rebellion by ordinary voters against the establishment and the dogma being forced upon them. Superficially, the British ruling class, the Ponzi Class, were divided between those who reluctantly accepted the result and those who rejected it. 'Brexit means Brexit' announced Theresa May, who became the new British prime minister; the statement was meaningless waffle.In the year following the referendum vote, notwithstanding some shenanigans in the courts and excitable gossip in the media, there has not been Brexit. Nor is there any prospect of Britain leaving the EU in the near future. By the summer of 2017, after a bungled general election, all that the May Government had to offer was talk of Brexit occurring in March 2019, with all sorts of transition arrangements to follow, with little change to full EU membership. Britain was to seek a 'deep and special partnership with the EU', rather than simply leaving. Britain would remain in the Single Market and under European Court of Justice rule - at least during a transitional period that might last many years.The purpose of this book is to examine how the British Ponzi class thwarted Brexit, and how the democratic will of the electorate was ignored. The spirit of optimism and patriotism was bludgeoned down by political correctness and globalization. An objective of tariff-free access to the Single Market was the justification for inaction - an alter upon which anything and everything else was to be sacrificed. The May Government steered Britain towards more globalization to replace EU rule. The creed of political correctness advanced undisturbed. Democracy was abandoned.The British Ponzi class survived the EU referendum vote, and successfully neutralized it. This book gives an account of how that happened.


Why The Uk Voted For Brexit

Author by : Andrew Glencross
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book studies the unprecedented decision of 23 June 2016, which saw the UK electorate vote to leave the EU, turning David Cameron’s referendum gamble into a great miscalculation. It analyzes the renegotiation that preceded the vote, before examining the campaign itself so as to understand why the government’s strategy for winning foundered. It then evaluates the implications that this decision has for the country’s international relations as well as for its domestic politics. The author’s final reflections are on the political philosophy of Brexit, which is founded on a critique of representative democracy. Yet the use of direct democracy to trigger EU withdrawal leaves the supposedly sovereign British people at an impasse. For it is up to the people’s representatives to negotiate the terms of Brexit. By engaging with a highly charged political debate in an accessible and non-partisan manner this book will appeal to a broad readership of academics, policy-makers, journalists, and interested citizens.


What Is The Effect Of The Brexit On The Economy Of The United Kingdom And The European Union

Author by : Thomas Schaaf
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Pre-University Paper from the year 2016 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 1-, , language: English, abstract: On June 23rd 2016 the whole world had its eyes on the Great Britain, anxious to know whether or not the Britons would vote for the “Brexit”, which stands for the end of the British membership in the European Union. After weeks of "YES" and "NO" campaigns, the vote decided that 51,9 % of the British people wanted their country to leave the European Union. In the following I will explain what the word Brexit means and shortly outline the course of events from the passage of the law for the referendum until the actual leave. Then I will take a closer look at the effects on the economy of Great Britain and the EU. I will structure this part into three fractions of time, describing the period before the referendum, the period between the referendum and the point of the exit and the time after the exit.


The 1975 Referendum On Europe Volume 1

Author by : Mark Baimbridge
Languange : en
Publisher by : Andrews UK Limited
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Description : Provides an analysis of the relationship between the UK and the EU, treating the key overarching issues in the 1975 referendum and looking ahead to the prospect (eventually) of further referendums on the subjects of EMU and a European constitution.


Religion And Euroscepticism In Brexit Britain

Author by : Ekaterina Kolpinskaya
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Religion has a significant effect on how Europeans feel about the European Union (EU) and has had an important impact on how people voted in the UK’s ‘Brexit referendum’. This book provides a clear and accessible quantitative study of how religion affects Euroscepticism and political behaviour. It examines how religion has affected support for EU membership since the UK joined the European Economic Community, through to the announcement of the Brexit referendum in 2013, to the referendum itself in 2016. It also explores how religion continues to affect attitudes towards the EU post-Brexit. The volume provides valuable insights into why the UK voted to leave the EU. Furthermore, it highlights how religion affects the way that citizens throughout Europe assess the benefits, costs and values associated with EU membership, and how this may influence public opinion regarding European integration in the future. This timely book will be of important interest to academics and students focusing on religion and public attitudes, contemporary European and British politics as well as think tanks, interest groups and those with an interest in understanding Brexit.


The Referendum Device

Author by : Austin Ranney
Languange : en
Publisher by : AEI Symposia
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The Brexit Policy Fiasco

Author by : Jeremy Richardson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This volume attempts to examine the many possible causes of Brexit. The conceptual 'peg' on which the volume hangs is that, irrespective of one's views on whether Britain's exit from the EU was a good or a bad thing, Brexit can justifiably be seen as yet another example of a British policy fiasco. Put simply, the British political elite was not at its best. The collective concern of this volume is twofold. First, it advances possible explanations of how the Brexit issue arose. Why was Britain’s membership of the EU thought to be so problematic for so many members of the British political elite and ultimately for a majority of voters? How did we get to June 2016 and the Brexit Referendum? Secondly, the volume examines how the issue was managed (or mismanaged) following the referendum result up until the Withdrawal Agreement in March 2019. The contributions to this volume explore these questions by looking at Brexit from different analytical angles. Some authors explore the long-term causes of Brexit, by disentangling the fraught relationship between the UK and the EU, which had provided the Brexit train with steam; others explore the highly conflictual domestic political dynamics in the run-up to the referendum and in the negotiations of a Brexit deal. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.


The European Labour Mobility

Author by : Rodrigue Bienvenue Nanfack
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Individual, Groups, Society, grade: 2.4, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Lehrstuhl für Sozialpolitik und Öffentliche Finanzen), course: Labour Mobility: An Economic Perspective, language: English, abstract: In December 2015, the EU Referendum Act received the Royal Assent and became more probable. This legislation gave Britain the possibility to organize a Referendum about UK ́s continuing the membership in the European Union. The United Kingdom held a referendum on June 1975 to become a member of the European Union and in that year, this referendum was called Common Market referendum and EEC membership. The electorate expressed significant support for the EEC membership, with up to 67 per cent in favour on a 65% turnout. After the EU Referendum Act made the referendum more probable, business and individuals started considering the potential impact of the UK leaving the EU, often referred to as a "Brexit". Former Prime Minister David Cameron with his government started negotiating with the EU representatives about a possible way to give more power back to the UK Government. The negotiations were about some potential changes to the UK ́s existing EU membership; new terms have been agreed or more clarity received. The UK ́s relationship with the EU has been controversial ever since the Treaty of Rome established the later. Indeed, public opinion polls since 1992 demonstrate a majority opinion amongst the UK electorate that remains critical of the EU, with a not insignificant number desiring withdrawal. Even successive governments and British establishment e.g. Lord Hanley, 3 July 1995, House of Lords claimed the huge benefit of remaining in the EU, the public opinion wasn ́t really pro EU.


Brexit And The British

Author by : Stephen Green
Languange : en
Publisher by : Haus Publishing
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Description : Whatever the eventual outcome of Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union, the critical questions remain: what does the Referendum vote tell us about British society? As with the election of Donald Trump in the United States, why did so few people in Britain see the result coming? Why was there such a fundamental misunderstanding about divisions in society that had existed for years? In this short but powerful book, Stephen Green argues that it is time to acknowledge that underlying all the sound and fury of the Brexit debate were fundamental questions—whether or not fully recognized—about British identity. Are the British different, special, and capable of finding their own way in the world? Who are they, those who call themselves British? Is it all too easy to blame Brexit on post-industrial decline in the traditional heartlands of the Labor Party, or scaremongering by a band of deluded “Little Englanders”? Or is British identity more complex, deep-rooted—and perhaps, in some sense, troubling—than those of other European nations?


An Accidental Brexit

Author by : Paul J.J. Welfens
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book analyzes how the EU referendum in the United Kingdom came to pass and what the foreseeable consequences are for the UK, Europe, US and world economy. The Brexit decision represents a momentous event for Europe, which weakens the EU and shifts the global balance of power. Welfens argues the EU has lost its appeal and is not in keeping with the twenty-first century, which is being shaped by Asia and digital innovations. The subject of immigration from EU countries played a key role in the Brexit decision, with an anti-EU campaign that was profoundly biased. The estimated impact of the referendum was deeply distorted by the broadly inadequate information produced by the Cameron government, which omitted the expected 10 percent loss in income caused by leaving the EU. With this this information, there could have been a clear pro-EU majority. In the absence of a second referendum, one cannot know what the British electorate really wants. Both the Brexit decision and new President of the United States Donald Trump's approach to European disintegration dynamics also raise serious questions about the future of transatlantic relations.


Brexit

Author by : Daniel Nunn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Raintree
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Description : What is a referendum? What is the European Union? On 23rd June 2016 the people of the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to decide the future of Britain's position in the European Union (EU). With the effects of the decision to Leave (commonly known as "Brexit" likely to remain in the newspaper headlines, this book explains the main issues.


Yes To Europe

Author by : Robert Saunders
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The first modern history of the 1975 European Referendum, ranging across 1970s Britain to assess why voters said 'Yes to Europe'.


Brexit Macroeconomic Consequences

Author by : Markus Passlack
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 1,3, University of Bamberg, course: European Economic Studies, language: English, abstract: The possibility the UK might leave the European Union infamously known as Brexit– is a major source of concern. The probability of the UK leaving the EU significantly rose after the referendum on 23. June 2016. This Bachelor Thesis seeks to assess the macroeconomic consequences of Brexit on the UK’s, Germany’s and other major european country’s economies. Despite the heaviest awareness that it is difficult to properly quantify the costs of uncertainty over Brexit, this work provides evidence that the severity of Brexit’ impact was not uniform across the investigated countries. The first part will elaborate the juristic consequences of the referendum and the potential resulting scenarios, while the second part will present the various options Britain has outside of the EU. The last big block will focus on the consequences of the Brexit for the UK, Germany and the rest of the EU.


The 1975 Referendum

Author by : David Butler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The holding of referendums has returned to the British political agenda. The re-issue of the story of what happened in the country's only nationwide referendum so far is therefore timely. This book tells the full story of the politics, high and low, as well as the innovative campaigning and administration involved in a key event in United Kingdom history.


Reporting The Road To Brexit

Author by : Anthony Ridge-Newman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This edited collection brings together leading international scholars to explore the connection between Brexit and the media. The referendum and the activism on both sides of the campaign have been of significant interest to the media in the UK and around the world. How these factors have been represented in the media and the role of the media in constructing the referendum narrative are central to assisting the development in our understanding of how UK and global democracy is being manifested in contemporary times. This book explores these topics through presenting a wide range of perspectives from research conducted by leading international scholars, and concludes with an assessment of the potential democratic and international implications for the future. By grappling with a highly important and controversial topic in a comparative and varied way, the volume contributes to theoretical debates about the nature and role of the media in complex social, political and cultural contexts.


Rethinking Britain And Europe

Author by : Michael Aspinwall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : Rethinking Britain and Europe re-examines British policy toward the European Union. It develops the concept of "party management," where party leaders must achieve a balance between pro and anti-integrationists in their own party. Low majority governments need to balance between these veto players so that policy is cautious and hesitant. The book reviews major episodes from the Referendum on membership of the EEC in 1975, and amasses a wealth of primary data on economic and social activity with fellow EU members as well as the views of interest groups. It presents the results of more than a dozen interviews with former Cabinet ministers, aides, and other key players. It also considers how change to a proportional representation electoral system might alter British preferences on Europe and claims that the need to create a balance between pro and anti-integrationists raises the democratic legitimacy of British preferences.


The Referendum Roundabout

Author by : Kieron O'Hara
Languange : en
Publisher by : Andrews UK Limited
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Description : A lively and sharp critique of the role of the referendum in modern British politics. The 1975 vote on Europe is the lens to focus the subject, and the controversy over the referendum on the European constitution is also clearly in the author’s sights.