The role of deliberative peace referendums in the constitutional settlement of conflict

Ron Levy, Ian O’Flynn

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    Abstract

    This chapter examines the potential healing role of direct democracy in settling severely disruptive inter-communal conflicts. Drawing on examples from around the globe, the authors argue that a well-designed referendum process, structured to produce meaningful deliberation, can help a badly divided society find peaceful and lasting solutions to internal differences.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComparative Election Law
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    Pages212-234
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Electronic)9781788119023
    ISBN (Print)9781788119016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

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