Letting the citizens decide : plebiscites and populists
The State of the Union Conference, 2017, Plenary session
BRESSO, Mercedes, GRAZIANO, Paolo R., HUTTER, Swen, ROSE, Richard, Letting the citizens decide : plebiscites and populists, The State of the Union Conference, 2017, Plenary session - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67437
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Direct democracy has a long history and is increasingly becoming part of the dynamic of European Integration. National referendums from Greece and Switzerland to Hungary and the UK are beginning to challenge the institutions and policies of the European Union in complex ways. Each referendum is subject to national influences, and the effects of referendums vary. Yet national voters are also EU citizens, and national governments meeting in the European Council are accountable to referendum voters as well as having obligations to the EU and their partner member states. The EU was partly created to overcome the externalities caused by having so many states in Europe but national ‘voice’ on EU issues including membership may have profound consequences for the Union and other member states. This panel will focus on the effects of national referendums on Europe’s Union.
This contribution was delivered on the occasion of the EUI State of the Union in Florence on 4 May 2017; This intervention was part of the recorded SoU morning sessions that took place on 4 May 2017 available on Youtube; move to the part of the video session of your interest within the video recording.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67437
External link: https://youtu.be/5ALhGBBNF38
Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2017; Plenary session
Publisher: European University Institute
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