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The Architecture of DemocracyConstitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy$
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Andrew Reynolds

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199246467.001.0001

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Constitutional Design: Proposals Versus Processes

Constitutional Design: Proposals Versus Processes

(p.15) 1 Constitutional Design: Proposals Versus Processes
The Architecture of Democracy

Donald L. Horowitz

Oxford University Press

The essence of democracy is that it is indigenous, and the practice over importing a model of democratic governance from outside virtually assures its non‐democratic character, unless a very circumspect approach is adopted. Nor is there a clear theoretical consensus within the developed countries themselves. This chapter sets out the author's basic objections to the theory of consociationalism, and his reasons for preferring an incentives‐based approach to encouraging accommodative behaviour over power‐sharing.

Keywords:   consociationalism, constitutional design, power‐sharing

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