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Regime Change by Constitutional Amendment: Recent Referendums in Southern Europe

In December 2016 Italians voted on a constitutional reform to introduce a majoritarian-type democracy. On April 2017 Turkish voters were asked to endorse a proposal for a new executive presidency. Both referendums brought serious setbacks for the leaders concerned. 'Renzi's referendum' triggered the resignation of the Italian government and prime minister while the 'small yes for presidentialism' is regarded as a possible game changer in Turkey.

This South European Society and Politics special promotion offers an essential briefing on the proposed constitutional reforms, the dynamics of the referendum campaigns, and the analysis and interpretation of the results. Don't miss it!


SESP Regime Change by Constitutional Amendment

Article TitleAuthor(s)VolumeIssue
Referendum on Renzi: The 2016 Vote on the Italian Constitutional RevisionLuigi Ceccarini & Fabio Bordignon223 (2017)
A Small Yes for Presidentialism: The Turkish Constitutional Referendum of April 2017Berk Esen & Şebnem Gümüşçü223 (2017)

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South European Society and Politics Book Series

The South European Society and Politics Book Series promotes new empirical research into the domestic politics and society of South European states. Its geographical scope includes both ‘old’ and ‘new’ Southern Europe, defined as Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Turkey.

Series Editors:

Susannah Verney

Anna Bosco