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The Palgrave Handbook of European Referendums

Editors: Smith, Julie (Ed.)

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  • Theoretically informed and empirically rigorous, this volume provides fascinating insights into referendums across Europe
  • Offers the most up-to-date coverage of polls in the EU and beyond
  • Brings together an outstanding range of leading scholars in the field of referendum politics
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This handbook provides an empirically rich analysis of referendums in Europe from the end of the Second World War to the present. It addresses a range of perennial theoretical and legal questions that face policy-makers when they offer citizens the chance to take or influence decisions by referendum, not least whether to accept the ‘will of the people’. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on historical, philosophical and political science perspectives, the book includes a contextual section on the history of referendums, the theoretical questions underpinning their use, and on constitutional and legal questions about the use of referendums. The empirical sections are divided into those referendums that focus on domestic issues, such as constitutional matters or questions of social policy, and those related to the European Union, including membership referendums and treaty ratification.   


About the authors

Julie Smith is Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Fellow in Politics at Robinson College. As Baroness Smith of Newnham, she sits on the Liberal Democrat benches in the House of Lords, where she led for the Liberal Democrats on the European Referendum Bill in 2015 and has served on the International Relations and Defence Committee since 2016. She was Head of the European Programme at Chatham House from 1999 to 2003.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of European Referendums
Editors
  • Julie Smith
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55803-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55803-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55802-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 730
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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