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Destroying and building democracy, a German view


Goetze, C, Destroying and building democracy, a German view, EU Referendum Analysis 2016, The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Poole, England (2016) [Magazine Article]

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In Germany, referenda are anti-constitutional and for a reason: they were the Nazi’s favourite means of breaking international treaties and preparing war. Among the more known referenda were the ones on the annexation of Austria and Germany’s exit of the League of Nations, both sanctioned with more than 90% of the eligible voters. Based on the experience of the Third Reich, Germany’s federal constitution has a number of safeguards to avoid exactly the situation that has arisen in Great Britain after the referendum: a major crisis of democracy and the country’s parliamentary institutions.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International organisations
UTAS Author:Goetze, C (Dr Catherine Goetze)
ID Code:122517
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-16
Last Modified:2017-11-16

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