Are Referendums Democratic?

One person against everyone else in a big meeting

This post was written just afer the EU referendum in the UK in 2016, but I haven’t updated it because I believe the central points still stand.

 

In the wake of the Brexit vote many voices in the media proclaimed that direct democracy leads to a tyranny of the majority, even mob rule.

In this post I’ll be considering whether this is the case, and suggesting some conditions I feel are needed to have a fair referendum.
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