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The Referendum in Britain: A History

Lucy Atkinson, Andrew Blick, and Matt Qvortrup

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198823612
eISBN:
9780191862229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823612.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The tumultuous Brexit experience demonstrated the potentially immense significance of the referendum to British politics. This episode demonstrated the importance of extensive assessment of this ... More


Referendum and the Taiwanese National Identity

Baogang He

in Governing Taiwan and Tibet: Democratic Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748699711
eISBN:
9781474416139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699711.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 focuses on the debate over the resolution of Taiwanese national identity through referendums. It provides a comprehensive historical and political overview of the issues involved, and ... More


2002 Draft I: Parliament and the Legislative Power

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter is the first of three central chapters in which the SNP’s 2002 constitutional text is examined in detail. This document, although now dated, is still the most detailed statement of the ... More


Can the Voters be Trusted?: The Case of European Integration

Matt Qvortrup

in Direct democracy: A comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082061
eISBN:
9781781706084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082061.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Using the example of the European Union, the chapter analyses referendums on European Integration and finds that voters, by and large, are informed about the issues and that the outcomes of ... More


A Case Study of the Irish Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty

Matt Qvortrup

in Direct democracy: A comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082061
eISBN:
9781781706084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082061.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter presents an analysis of the reasons why the Irish voters rejected the Lisbon Treaty in the referendum in 2008. It is shown that class-voting is still a potent factor explaining the ... More


The British Referendum on the Alternative Vote in Comparative Perspective

Matt Qvortrup

in Direct democracy: A comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082061
eISBN:
9781781706084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082061.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter presents an overview of referendums on electoral reform using the 2011 British referendum on AV as a comparative case study. The chapter shows that voters, contrary to the received wisdom ... More


Popular sovereignty, political freedom and democratic control

Eoin Daly and Tom Hickey

in The political theory of the Irish Constitution: Republicanism and the basic law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095283
eISBN:
9781781708842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095283.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter one considers how the republican concept of democracy can inform the understanding of popular sovereignty as the central organising principle of the Irish Constitution. It considers various ... More


Party funding: ambitious architecture, flawed rules

David Hine and Gillian Peele

in The regulation of standards in British public life: Doing the right thing?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097133
eISBN:
9781526109873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097133.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines party-funding. The radical reform inherent in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 quickly proved inadequate to the challenges of regulating an area so ... More


Designing a Deliberative Peace Referendum

Levy O’Flynn.

in Deliberative Peace Referendums

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198867036
eISBN:
9780191903816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867036.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter outlines the generic Deliberative Peace Referendum model. We introduce key innovations such as a modestly coercive referendum ballot design that encourages public-reason based ... More


Settlement Endurance

Levy O’Flynn.

in Deliberative Peace Referendums

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198867036
eISBN:
9780191903816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867036.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the question of settlement endurance—a question that overlaps with but is importantly distinct from the question of settlement achievement (as discussed in Chapter 2). We ... More


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