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Marco Goldoni: Constitutional Referendums as Vectors of Regime-building: Observations from the Italian Case

It is referendums’ season. After Brexit and the Hungarian referendum on the European migrants’ resettlement plans (the so called ‘quota referendum’), an important constitutional plebiscite will take place in Italy … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Alex Green: Why the EU Referendum Might Be Morally Binding – A Partial Response to Yossi Nehushtan

In an erudite and sophisticated post on this blog, Dr Yossi Nehushtan argues that the United Kingdom’s recent referendum on membership in the European Union is not morally binding on … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Leah Trueblood: Referendums, Compromise, and Ratification

Resolving any political question requires compromise. This is as true for constitutional questions as it is for questions of policy. This can be seen now in the European Union’s reminders … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 7 Comments

Yossi Nehushtan: Why the EU Referendum’s Result Is not Morally-Politically Binding

Thus far, while the UK is trying to comprehend the EU referendum’s result, there seems to be a consensus according to which even though the referendum is merely advisory, it … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 19 Comments

Richard Ekins: The Legitimacy of the Brexit Referendum

As all the world knows, last Thursday the British people voted in a referendum about whether the UK should leave the EU.  The prospect of the referendum encouraged much reflection … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 59 Comments

Eoin Carolan: Some Lessons from Ireland’s Marriage Referendum?

Almost six months after being popularly endorsed in a widely publicised referendum, Ireland’s first same-sex marriages took place on November 17th last. While the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stephen Tierney: The Scottish Constitution After Independence

According to the Scottish Government White Paper issued this week, Scotland’s Future, an independent Scotland will have a new written constitution (this repeats the commitment contained in the Scottish Government’s … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 5 Comments