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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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The Wave of Power‐Sharing Democracy

The Wave of Power‐Sharing Democracy

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(p.37) 2 The Wave of Power‐Sharing Democracy
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The Architecture of Democracy
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Arend Lijphart

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199246467.003.0003

Sets out the basic theory of consociational democracy, and reviews the main points of agreement and disagreement among political scientists concerning its utility as a model of democratic power‐sharing in divided societies. The theory suffers from an unavoidable unquantifiability, which should not, however, operate as a bar to its application as a fruitful source of guidelines for constitutional design.

Keywords:   consociationalism, constitutional design, power‐sharing

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