To Call or Not to Call? Political Parties and Referendums on the EU’s Constitutional Treaty

@inproceedings{Duer2011ToCO,
  title={To Call or Not to Call? Political Parties and Referendums on the EU’s Constitutional Treaty},
  author={Andreas Duer and Gemma Mateo Gonz{\'a}lez},
  year={2011}
}
  • Andreas Duer, Gemma Mateo González
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Why did some political parties in the EU member states support and others oppose a facultative referendum on the Constitutional Treaty? We argue that electoral competition played a major role in determining how parties positioned themselves with respect to the desirability of a referendum. Parties that expected electoral gains supported and those that expected electoral losses opposed a referendum. The hypotheses that we derive from this argument draw attention to variables such as public… CONTINUE READING

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