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  • Disadvantages Of Referendums

    that two binding referendums will be used to decide the future of the New Zealand flag(Paul Goldsmith, 2015) one to pick out the best six flags and another referendum at a later date to decide what one the six should be used. A referendum is a vote by the electorate and as a result parliament now becomes aware of the public consensus on a problem. The type of referendums that should be used to decide the New Zealand flag are binding referendums seeing as it allows the voters to have full say and…

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  • Impact Of Referendums On Democracy

    What is the impact of referendums on democracy? Include examples from the UK and other countries. A referendum is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to vote on a particular proposal. This may result in the adoption of new constitution, a constitutional amendment, or a law. Whether referendums are initiated by governments, presidents or voters the issues can differ from constitutional amendments, electoral system change and national independence to EU membership and EU…

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  • Grenada Constitution Reform Essay

    Grenada is an island located in the southern Caribbean with a current population of approximately 115,000. The country’s main income areas are from the agricultural and tourism industry. In 1974, Grenada was given its Constitution by an Act of Parliament. However, as of November 24th, 2016, the voting population will be called upon to cast their votes on proposed changes to the Constitution in a national referendum. Before delving into the whole issue of constitution reform, let us first define…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of New Labour

    they lost the mayor election and did not gain a majority in the GLA. London being so important to the United Kingdom needed more independence to take action and this allowed it some power while keeping it in check. It must be remembered that London is a city and does not deserve the same power as Wales or Scotland. One can see that devolution was extremely important to New Labour. Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and London all received powers from the central government, thus ensuring that…

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  • Negatives Of Direct Democracy

    Democracy is a political system in which the people have the power to rule the government. Citizens can influence and affect the decisions made by the government, directly or indirectly. The country we live in is a representative democracy, where we indirectly affect our government. Citizens elect an official that represents their population in governmental decisions and political issues. On the other hand, in a direct democracy each individual represents himself and can directly participate in…

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  • Analysis Of The Quebec Referendum 1995

    The Quebec Referendum, 1995 By: Mohamed Abdul On October 30th 1995, millions of Canadians tuned in to watch the final results of the second Quebec referendum. It would be the night that Canada stood silent. After the failure of the Meech Lake and the Charlottetown Accord, parti Quebecios government of Jacques Parizeau would launch the second referendum. As the final minutes started approaching, the winning side seemed to be clear, however, the difference between the votes for yes…

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  • 1995 Referendum Case Study

    Culminating Activity; The 1995 Referendum CHC 2D8 Canadian History For Mr. Makarovski By: Baoning Chen Due Date: June 4, 2015 …

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  • 1967 Referendum Case Study

    The 1967 referendum is a very significant key development in aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples struggle for rights and freedoms. On the 27th of May in the year 1967 the federal government, who at the time was Harold Holt called a federal referendum to be put in place. The Holt government had an amendment to be approved relating to the only two discriminatory laws included in the Australian constitution. This referendum altered the balance of the inequity intended for to the…

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  • The Importance Of Referendum In The European Economic Community

    Forty years ago, the British people voted by referendum to join the European Economic Community. But that wasn’t too fair a referendum now, was it? You see, the British people only gave input to join an economic community which has since transformed to the European Community, and now the European Union without the consent of the British people. Since our admittance to the EU, our right to self-govern has slowly dwindled away. Right now, for example, the European Union makes 75% of our laws. They…

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  • Stanford Levinson The Ratification Referendum Summary

    America has been described as the greatest country in the world. In American classrooms students are taught that America is the pinnacle of freedom to the rest of the world. No other country in the world could ever be the democracy that America is. Despite this, there are many who would argue against the limits of how democratic the Unites States actually is. Public polls indicate that many Americans are unsatisfied with the American government. Specifically, Americans are unsatisfied with how…

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