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Should Greek Voters Decide?

November 2, 2011

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One can imagine the shock that leaders felt when the Greek Prime Minister announced that he intended to have a referendum to let Greek voters decide on the austerity announcement. Here, an elite negotiated compromise, which itself was hard to agree on is being threatened by putting the deal to the voters (both because they […]

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In the end a narrow loss for HST in B.C. referendum

August 26, 2011


Question: do we celebrate the referendum results in BC as a victory for democracy? As the ultimate in public consultation the referendum was a decisive public expression. Or was it? And, how decisive and meaningful are these votes. Stepping back. The referendum was the result of an organized campaign that resulted from the surprise announcement after the […]

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