I’ve got a new post up on the Monkey Cage on the subject of the July 5th Greek Referendum. In the post, I argue that the question is really multi-dimensional – it’s about economic policy, politics, and international relations, all rolled into one – and thus presents a really difficult challenge for Greek voters in figuring how to vote, and, consequently, should give analysts pause in declaring any “mandates” from the results. Here’s the first paragraph:
What’s at stake in this Sunday’s Greek referendum? A lot it would seem. As the results come in, the crucial fact to keep in mind is that this is really a referendum on at least three — if not more — different topics simultaneously. This makes the challenge of figuring out how to vote that much more complicated, but also is important for how to make sense of the results once they are on the table.
Read the full post here.