The UK’s EU Referendum: Once in a Generation…

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The renegotiation and referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, like the Scottish independence referendum, has been presented as a generational choice, writes James Mitchell. Drawing on inspiration from some of the founders of the United States, he explores the meaning and length of ‘a generation’ in politics, suggesting that, regardless of its outcome, the EU referendum is unlikely to provide a definitive answer to the question it seeks to address.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 44
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2015


  • Constitution
  • EU membership
  • Generations
  • Referendum
  • Scotland


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