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https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.20.4.7

The Constitutional Review of the Clarity of Referenda Questions

Matija Miloš   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-3839-0273 ; PhD, postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (144 KB) str. 761-793 preuzimanja: 104* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Miloš, M. (2020). The Constitutional Review of the Clarity of Referenda Questions. Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, 20 (4), 761-793. https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.20.4.7
MLA 8th Edition
Miloš, Matija. "The Constitutional Review of the Clarity of Referenda Questions." Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, vol. 20, br. 4, 2020, str. 761-793. https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.20.4.7. Citirano 14.06.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Miloš, Matija. "The Constitutional Review of the Clarity of Referenda Questions." Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava 20, br. 4 (2020): 761-793. https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.20.4.7
Harvard
Miloš, M. (2020). 'The Constitutional Review of the Clarity of Referenda Questions', Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, 20(4), str. 761-793. https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.20.4.7
Vancouver
Miloš M. The Constitutional Review of the Clarity of Referenda Questions. Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava [Internet]. 2020 [pristupljeno 14.06.2021.];20(4):761-793. https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.20.4.7
IEEE
M. Miloš, "The Constitutional Review of the Clarity of Referenda Questions", Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, vol.20, br. 4, str. 761-793, 2020. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.20.4.7

Sažetak
The paper explores the requirement of clarity of referenda questions. More specifically, it revisits the critique levelled against its enforcement by (constitutional) courts. Some scholars argue that clarity cannot be specified through apolitical reasoning and that politically unaccountable judges do not have the legitimacy to narrow down its meaning. While the paper does not dispute the indeterminacy of clarity, it does suggest an alternative to the complete rejection of judicial review. Such a rejection assumes that all cases of judicial oversight of clarity are of the same type. A more nuanced perspective, developed in the paper, strives to find ways to differentiate cases where judicial oversight was conducted in a manner that facilitates democratic processes from those where the legal argument is deployed as an obstruction. This is impossible to do outside each individual case. Having this in mind, the paper shows how judicial review of clarity may be understood as a project of describing different democratic processes that may co-exist in a constitutional democracy. This allows the courts to apply clarity in a context-specific manner and enables a more nuanced political response. The framework developed in the paper can be used to investigate individual disputes over the clarity of referendum questions.

Ključne riječi
clarity of referendum questions; direct democracy; constitutional adjudication; constitutionalism; presentism

Hrčak ID: 249224

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/249224

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