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Government by referendum

Author: Matt Qvortrup
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Pocket politics (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Referendums are familiar events across the modern political landscape, from Brexit in 2016 to the same-sex marriage postal ballot in Australia in 2017. Across the European Union controversial issues have faced the voters in Hungary, Italy and Turkey. Often these votes resulted in spectacular defeats for the ruling parties and have prompted the resignations of both David Cameron and Mateo Renzi. At other times, as in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Qvortrup
ISBN: 9781526130037 1526130033
OCLC Number: 1004262110
Description: 99 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The world history of referendums --
The history of the referendum in Britain --
Brexit campaign : the anatomy of a bitter divorce battle --
The myth of populist referendums --
Concluding unscientific postscript.
Series Title: Pocket politics (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Matt Qvortrup.

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