Op-ed: Why referendums aren’t as democratic as they seem

By AMANDA TAUB and MAX FISHER, 5 October 2016
The voters of the world have had quite a year: They rejected Colombia’s peace deal; split Britain from the European Union; endorsed a Thai Constitution that curtails democracy; and, in Hungary, backed the government’s plan to restrict refugees, but without the necessary turnout for a valid result. Each of these moves was determined by a national referendum. Though voters upe[...] Read more here: New York Times


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