How political parties use referendums: an analytical framework

Gherghina, S. (2019) How political parties use referendums: an analytical framework. East European Politics and Societies, 33(3), pp. 677-690. (doi: 10.1177/0888325418803164)

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Extensive research has shown how political parties use referendums to achieve their goals. Most studies use either a policy-oriented or an institutional based approach to explain parties’ actions. In spite of much empirical evidence, to date the analytical dimensions were not put together to facilitate the study of referendum instrumentalization across countries. This article makes a first step in that direction and proposes a typology that distinguishes between the goals and types of action of political parties. The theoretical reasoning behind such a typology is then backed by empirical evidence from five East European countries included in the special issue to this journal.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:East European Politics and Societies
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1533-8371
Published Online:19 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 SAGE Publications
First Published:First published in East European Politics and Societies 33(3): 677-690
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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