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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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The Architecture of Democracy

Arend Lijphart

Oxford University Press

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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