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Consociational Democracy in Post-Conflict Societies
Consociational Democracy in Post-Conflict Societies

Author(s): Miloš Bogičević
Subject(s): Civil Society, Government/Political systems, Sociology of Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Udruženje “Pravnik”
Keywords: Democracy; post-conflict society;

Summary/Abstract: This paper explores the consociational principle of organising a society which can result in strong centrifugal tendencies and, in some cases, eventually lead to the dissolution of a country. Further this paper will argue that this model is not a desirable design for divided societies as it is likely to facilitate divisions in a society and therefore can be detrimental to post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building efforts. This paper will compare models where consociationalism has been applied in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, and Macedonia in order to make a case that consociationalism is not a desirable model in divides societies.

  • Issue Year: 2/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 41-49
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English