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Nandia Indinanta rated it really liked it Feb 27, Separate different tags with a comma. Jesse rated it liked democrcay Apr 17, Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus. His four main examples of Western consociational democracy are the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria, though he notes considerable consociational elements in Canada and Israel.

Lijlhart these shortcomings, this book is definitely worthwhile reading for anyone with a strong interest in the governance of multi-ethnic or otherwise plural societies.

Next, in the main body of the book, Lijphart investigates the strengths and weaknesses of consociationalism and the effects of different lijphary upon whether it is likely to be successful. Through the analysis of political systems in six continents, he demonstrates that Lisanne Jeurissen rated it it was ok Sep 10, These 4 locations in Queensland: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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These both seem like reasonable explanations, but I really felt this deserved more attention. While it may be difficult to achieve and maintain stable democratic governments in countries with deep religious, ideological, linguistic, cultural, or ethnic cleavages, Lijphart argues that it is not at all impossible.