How bypassing the people can hurt democracy

with Stefan Sliwa Ruiz

13 Sep 2023 | Politics and Governance

In 2005, the French people rejected the EU Constitution in a popular referendum. This decision was seen by many as a defeat for democracy, and it raised questions about the future of the European Union. With our guest Stefan Sliwa Ruiz, this episode explores the long-term impact of this decision and its implications for democracy in France and Europe.

Episode based on the article

Voter Disenchantment in the Aftermath of the 2005 EU Constitutional Referendum in France
By Stefan Sliwa Ruiz, Lukas Linsi, and Pascal Jaupart
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About the Speaker

Stefan Sliwa Ruiz is a PhD candidate at the Global Economics and Business Department at the University of Groningen. His broad and interdisciplinary research interests include political economy, health, and development.