Matt Qvortrup, Laurence Morel

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    Referendums, like other democratic procedures, have their share of advantages and disadvantages. The democratic quality of referendums relies in many respects on the quality of the debate at hand and, more generally, on the way the referendum vote is designed and organized. While referendums are amongst the most efficient forms of expression of the people’s will at the local and national levels, they are not beyond reproach. A referendum also has its limits as a democratic instrument.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy
    EditorsMatt Qvortrup, Laurence Morel
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    Number of pages30
    ISBN (Print)1138209937
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2018


    • Referendum
    • Direct Democracy
    • Plebiscites


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