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dc.contributor.authorMCALLISTER, Ian
dc.contributor.authorROSE, Richard
dc.identifier.citationRichard ROSE (ed.), How referendums challenge European democracy : Brexit and beyond, Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp. 77-99en
dc.description.abstractVoting behaviour is about how individuals cast ballots, but elections differ in the political issues that are at stake: control of government or making a decision about a major issue of policy. Electoral institutions also differ in how they translate votes into victory for one side or the other (Rose 1974: 9). The institutional differences between a referendum and a parliamentary election are categorical. In a referendum, an individual is asked to make a choice about an issue, and the outcome is a politically binding decision in favour of the policy that wins an absolute majority. By contrast, in a British parliamentary election, an individual votes for a party candidate; the outcome is then translated into MPs’ seats, and the outcome is that the party with the most seats gains control of government.en
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen
dc.titleWhen institutions and issues change, voting changesen
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