Handle Brexit well, for the sake of European democracy

Biedermann, Ferry (2018) Handle Brexit well, for the sake of European democracy. Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

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Abstract

The Dutch are known as practical people, pragmatic seafaring merchants, at least that’s how we like to present ourselves. Nothing reflects that practical, pragmatic bend better than the little-heralded doing away with the consultative referendum in July this year.

What had started as an attempt by befuddled centrist politicians in 2014 to bolster the public’s trust in democracy, was barely allowed to survive beyond infancy after it became clear that it was in danger of becoming a tool for populists and might even lead to a Nexit vote. So, Brexit, in a way, killed the Dutch referendum.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Institutes > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Guy
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 13:07
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6261

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