Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Do you organise talks?

Register to tell us about them. The Lecture List is a great place to be listed, but it's also an easy place to upload your information to. It's very simple and costs nothing. Find out more


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

The Referendum: Direct democracy and the Constitution

Law lecture

In 1975, we held our first, and - so far - our only nationwide referendum. It was on whether we should remain in the European Community, as it then was. Until then, the referendum was widely regarded as unconstitutional. Yet, a number of sub-national referendums have been held since 1997 - mainly on devolution - and more are promised - on such issues as entry into the euro. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the referendum? Does it have any role at all in a parliamentary system of government? What are likely to be the constitutional consequences of the increasing resort to the referendum device?


Professor Vernon Bogdanor | talks | www


Date and Time:

24 October 2006 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
+44 20 78 31 05 75

More at Gresham College...




Available from:

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.


If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.


Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund