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Single Idea 20095

[catalogued under 25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / b. Consultation]

Full Idea

In a referendum you ask everyone to vote on a subject that usually only a few know anything about.

Gist of Idea

A referendum result arises largely from ignorance


David van Reybrouck (Against Elections [2013], 4 'remedies')

Book Reference

Reybrouck,David van: 'Against Elections', ed/tr. Waters,Liz [Bodley Head 2016], p.124

A Reaction

Tell me about it! I was forced to vote in the 2016 Brexit referendum, and felt thoroughly out of my depth on such a complex economic question.