A constitutional referendum on secession from Indonesia was held in East Timor
in 1999, with a pro-independence vote triggering widespread violence by the
Indonesian army and pro-union militia. Montenegro underwent a similar process in
2006, also opting for independence but with much smoother results. This article will
suggest that the deliberative democratic principle of reciprocity can help deliver
referendum law based on justifications that can be accepted by all parties concerned....[Show more]
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