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Published: 05 April 2012

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780199592791

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Constitutional Referendums

The Theory and Practice of Republican Deliberation

Stephen Tierney

Oxford Constitutional Theory

  • The first full-length analysis of constitutional referendums, examining their democratic legitimacy and growing role in modern constitutional politics
  • Provides a full analysis of the issues involved in referendum design, aiding constitutional lawyers and theorists working on the creation and operation of referendums
  • Presents a diverse range of case studies to provide a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary account of the issues in political theory and legal and political practice which surround the recent proliferation of referendum use

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