How referendums improve democracy

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  • How referendums IMPROVE democracy
    • Referendums INCREASE political participation.
      • Between elections, especially since the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.
    • They are used to deal with CONTESTED issues.
      • E.g. The EU referendum
    • They are used when the govt is internally DIVIDED
      • The people deciding the issue will reduce divisions and instability within the govt.
      • E.g. The EU referendum.


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