Op-ed: Why referendums aren’t as democratic as they seem


By AMANDA TAUB and MAX FISHER, 5 October 2016
Opponents of the Colombian peace agreement celebrating on Sunday in Bogotá, the capital, after the results of a national referendum were announced (photo credit: Credit Diana Sanchez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
Opponents of the Colombian peace agreement celebrating on Sunday in Bogotá, the capital, after the results of a national referendum were announced (photo credit: Credit Diana Sanchez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
The voters of the world have had quite a year: They rejected Colombia’s peace deal; split Britain from the European Union; endorsed a Thai Constitution that curtails democracy; and, in Hungary, backed the government’s plan to restrict refugees, but without the necessary turnout f...
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