EU referendums as a cure-all? Lessons from Switzerland

Thomann, Eva; Stadelmann-Steffen, Isabelle; Heidbreder, Eva G. (30 September 2019). EU referendums as a cure-all? Lessons from Switzerland. Liechtenstein Institute

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It is often argued that national referendums on European Union (EU) matters can be a cure for the democratic deficit of the EU and its policies. But what can we learn from a country like Switzerland about how and when direct democracy works? Our main conclusion is that referendums in the EU usually lack the necessary institutional and administrative links between direct and representative decision-making to have legitimacy-enhancing effects.

Item Type:

Other

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Stadelmann, Isabelle

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

Publisher:

Liechtenstein Institute

Language:

English

Submitter:

Isabelle Stadelmann

Date Deposited:

28 Nov 2019 09:14

Last Modified:

28 Nov 2019 09:14

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.135198

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135198

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