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Brexit Referendum: An Incomplete Electoral Verdict

Tridimas, C Penny and Tridimas, George (2017) Brexit Referendum: An Incomplete Electoral Verdict. King's Student Journal for Politics, Philosophy and Law, 1 . pp. 87-104. [Journal article]

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The purpose of this paper is to use the insights of collective choice theory to examine the format and outcome of the Brexit Referendum. It is argued first that the question asked by the Referendum was incomplete for it failed to address the choice between “Hard” and “Soft” Brexit resulting in a legitimacy deficiency. Second, this observation gives rise to the question of the actor who can remedy the deficiency, either the electorate in an additional referendum on the form of Brexit, or Parliament in an active role in negotiations.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Brexit, Referendum, EU, first-past-the-post electoral rule
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:36671
Deposited By: Professor George Tridimas
Deposited On:17 Mar 2017 13:24
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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