Accessible and engaging of the development and the role of the referendum in altering a constitutional landscape
PART I REFERENDUM 1. The Referendum: Non basta piu 2. The World History of Referendums 1400-2018 3. Plebiscites in Dictatorships - Voting as a Significant of Total Control 4. The Law and Politics of Independence Referendums 5. Consociationalism and Direct Democracy: The Paradox of Direct Democracy and Elite Accommodation 6. The Stupidity of the People or the Wisdom of Common Folks? Can Referendums Make Societies Richer and More Equal - or the Opposite? 7. Prediction or Prophecy: Forecasting the Outcome of EU Referendums 8. Brexit as an Inelastic Good: A Case Study in Political Economy of Referendums PART II CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICS 9. Comparative Constitution Making: An Introduction 10. The Consent of the Governed: The American Revolution and the US Constitution 11. Total Recall: Revocation of Electoral Mandates 12. Last Thoughts
Matt Qvortrup is Professor of Political Science at Coventry University.