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Referendum has added value in local democracy

Published: 17th October 2019 Last updated: 15th April 2020

The national referendum is under threat in Dutch democracy. But when referendums are held in municipalities, they are successful most of the time. That is one of the conclusions in Koen van der Krieken's dissertation which he will defend on Friday October 18th. According to Van der Krieken local practice shows that referendums actually do have added value in a representative democracy such as the Dutch one.

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