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(noun) a vote by which the people of an entire country or district express an opinion for or against a proposal especially on a choice of government or ruler

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plebiscite



Habermas argued that the protests were against ‘the statesmen ruling in our name’ and called for a plebiscite on the army being equipped with nuclear weapons

—p.298 Part V: The 1950s (259) by Stuart Jeffries
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2 years, 2 months ago


Not for nothing is the plebiscite, the institution most closely associated with populism—populists are regarded as quintessential supporters of ‘plebiscitary democracy’—the only one that retains a clear trace of its ‘plebeian’ origin (plebs: common people; scitum: decree)

—p.20 Populism without the People (5) by Marco D'Eramo
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2 years, 3 months ago


for those Germans who died fighting the Poles during the plebiscite-related uprisings of 1920-1921

—p.55 Sentimental Germany (42) by Peter Schneider
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2 years, 5 months ago


Hans Tietmeyer, then government of the Deutsches Bundesbank, who praised national governments for preferring 'the permanent plebiscite of global markets' to the 'plebiscite of the ballot box'

—p.35 Diagnosis (17) by Slavoj Žižek
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2 years, 2 months ago


Even a decade later, an informal plebiscite for the renationalization of Vale organized by unions, students, and the Landless People’s Movement in 2007 was able to mobilize three million votes.

—p.57 The Worst Company in the World (53) missing author
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2 years, 2 months ago