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15.05.2017
The Beginning of the End? What Turkey’s Referendum Vote Tells Us

Does the result signal an inevitable decline of democracy or could it reinvigorate resistance across society?

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03.04.2017
Who will press the reset button first: Turkey or the EU?

The upcoming referendum in Turkey might give President Erdogan even greater power, threatening democratic rights in the country.

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20.12.2016
Neither Brexit nor Populism: the Italian Referendum was a Personal Defeat for Matteo Renzi

What was the Italian referendum on constitutional reforms really about?

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29.08.2016
David Cameron and the three ‘whiches’

To what extent were the outcomes of the recent plebiscites held in the UK determined by the formulation of the question and the method of counting votes? If these are significant factors, this points to some puzzling quirks in the country’s voting system, as well as some far-reaching flaws in its democracy.

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19.07.2016
What Previous Political Divorces in Europe

Much of the coverage of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union has focused on the political and economic fallout of the vote, but what is the emotional impact of Brexit likely to be on those living in the UK? Drawing on the breakup of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia illustrates how the emotions of individuals on both sides of the debate might develop over the coming years.

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28.04.2016
Green Observatory: Brexit

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This first edition focuses its lens on Brexit: how is the referendum on UK membership being discussed in different countries? And what could be the potential consequences on the ground in the case of a vote to leave the EU?

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25.04.2016
The Dutch No: The Failure of Eurominimalism?

In the aftermath of the Dutch EU-Ukraine Association Agreement referendum, doubts remain on why voters chose to vote as they did.What explains the result, what solutions are likely and what is the way ahead?

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04.04.2016
Brexit for Beginners – The Who, What, and Why of the British EU Referendum

Back in January 2013, David Cameron promised the British people a referendum on the European Union on the condition that the Conservatives would win the next election. What was once a fleeting promise has now become a reality and British voters have a choice to make – Brexit or Bremain?

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30.03.2016
The Dutch-Ukraine Referendum: Between Apathy and Antipathy

The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is a matter of days away. Despite the best efforts of campaigners, the electorate has remained largely apathetic. Now we ask: why is a referendum being organised on a topic which apparently does not interest voters; and further to this, what will its outcome mean for Europe?

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22.03.2016
British Voters Are Being Left Out of the EU Referendum Debate

There are now just a few months to go until Brits vote on whether to stay in or leave the EU, yet all the signs are that the hard facts of the debate are not becoming clear enough to the public.

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