Referendum Policies across Political Systems

  title={Referendum Policies across Political Systems},
  author={Nanuli Silagadze and Sergiu Gherghina},
  journal={The Political Quarterly},
This article compares the use of referendums across political regimes over time in Europe. It does so on the basis of a new typology that differentiates between policy domains and degrees of abstraction. The analysis shows different patterns in referendum use between authoritarian regimes, countries in transition and democracies. In addition to the variation in policy domains, the findings indicate different institutional features within the polity types: the process of initiation, the turnout… 

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