Take a look at the last book of our Vice-Chair Laurence Morel, from Université de Lille (France), "La question du référendum" published by Presses de Sciences Po. 

"Depending on the context of its implementation, the way in which the question is asked, the way in which politicians and citizens take it up, etc. the referendum can have very different effects. Taking up the criticisms of it, the author defends the idea that a renovated referendum could restore the bond of trust of citizens."

Find the book here