By Matt Qvortrup

Democracy is notably approximately majority rule. yet which majority may still rule if part of a rustic desires to secede and develop into self reliant? should still the vast majority of the total kingdom make a decision? Or merely the bulk within the half that seeks to turn into self sufficient be allowed to vote? Referendums and democracy have usually been seemed to be virtually incompatible with nationalism and ethnicity. Are they? Are there limits to democracy and using referendums? This publication appears at those matters via a entire examine of the referendums hung on ethnic and nationalist matters because the French Revolution. It analyses the professionals and cons of referendums and offers a nuanced and up-to date tour d’horizon of the educational and scholarly writings at the topic by means of specialists in overseas legislation, comparative politics and foreign legislations.

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