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dc.contributor.authorCopus, Colinen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-21T11:26:09Z
dc.date.available2018-02-21T11:26:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-18
dc.identifier.citationCopus, C. (2018) The Brexit referendum: testing the support of elites and their allies for democracy; or, racists, bigots and xenophobes, oh my! British Politics,en
dc.identifier.issn1746-918X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/15257
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI linken
dc.description.abstractThe referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union was the largest exercise in mass public democracy in political history. Yet, the result of that referendum has seen a sustained campaign by remain supporting elite groups and their allies, to undermine, delay and ultimately prevent withdrawal from the European Union. The paper explores the reaction of elite groups and their allies to the referendum result for what it tells us about attitudes towards mass democracy, the thin veneer of tolerance of public dissent from perceived elite wisdom, how elite groups and their allies seek to undermine and de-legitimise the result and nature of the majority of voters. The paper also explores what the neo-reactionary elite response to the result tells us about relationships between elite groups in a liberal democratic state and whether popular, mass democracy will transform into a post-democratic polity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPalgraveen
dc.subjectReferendumen
dc.subjectdemocracyen
dc.subjectparliamenten
dc.subjectpublic participationen
dc.subjectrepresentative democracyen
dc.titleThe Brexit Referendum: Testing the Support of Elites and their Allies for Democracy; or, Racists, Bigots and Xenophobes, Oh My!en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1057/s41293-018-0070-3
dc.researchgroupLocal Governance Research Uniten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2018-01-18en
dc.researchinstituteLocal Governance Research Centre (LGRC)en


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