Tag: referendum

Democratization vs. Liberalism in Canada

Many North Americans (leaving aside Mexico), would likely not know that the official acronym for “North Korea” is “DPRK,” and if they did then fewer still might realize…

Turkey Votes

The Turkish referendum could extend President Erdoğan’s one-man rule. A piece of bicolored paper. On the left is printed EVET (YES), in black font over a white background,…

The politics of decency #Brexit

I have lots of things to say about Brexit. As a Romanian, holding a French passport, resident of the UK for the past 18 years, whose wife and…

Democracy on speed #Brexit

The question, when it came, was striking in its simplicity: “should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” Two boxes….

Oekraïne, nationalisme en (anti)democratie: stem niet op 6 april!

Door Thijl Sunier             Op 6 april mogen we in een referendum stemmen over een associatieverdrag van de EU met Oekraïne. Ik ben een voorstander van dit associatie-verdrag, maar…

Referendum over extra herverkiezing president in Bolivia

(AP Photo/Juan Karita) door Ton Salman Op 21 februari spraken de Bolivianen zich uit over een grondwetswijziging die een extra herverkiezing van de populaire (en eerste inheemse) president…

NEW!—Theodoros Rakopoulos: Of direct and default democracy: The debt referendum in Greece

Thessaloniki, 4–5 July 2015 Default has a twofold meaning: it means both “taken for granted,” or the known path, and an economic halt on someone’s debts. Greece has…