What those calling for Brexit could learn from the Greek bailout referendum

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Series Details 06.06.16
Publication Date 06/06/2016
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In the summer of 2015, Greece held a referendum on a proposed bailout deal, with the electorate decisively rejecting the proposal. Kevin Featherstone writes that much like the June 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the referendum in Greece was accompanied by the rise of populist campaigning in which emotional appeals had greater resonance than economic evidence. Following the result, however, the romanticism of the campaign quickly gave way to political and economic realities.

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ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union http://www.europeansources.info/record/brexit-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union/
ESO: Background information: Greek bailout referendum, 2015 http://www.europeansources.info/record/greek-bailout-referendum-2015/

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