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International Political Theory

Consociationalism and Power-Sharing in Europe

Arend Lijphart’s Theory of Political Accommodation

Editors: Jakala, Michaelina, Kuzu, Durukan, Qvortrup, Matt (Eds.)

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  • Presents a comprehensive and critical overview of the theory and practice of consociationalism
  • Includes a contribution by Arend Lijphart, who pioneered the original theory
  • Covers major new cases of consociationalism alongside traditional consociational systems
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This book examines the theoretical and practical relevance and challenges of the consociationalist model of democracy. Since the publication of the Politics of Accommodation (1968) and Democracy in Plural Societies (1977) Professor Lijphart’s theories and practical implementations have played a key role in establishing enduring peace settlements. In this edited volume, scholars and Professor Lijphart himself critically examine the history of consocationalism and its application in areas including Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Colombia. The book will be essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students of political science, comparative politics, transitional justice and peace studies. It will also be of use to practitioners ranging from diplomats to NGOs who are interested in the practical application of tested models of political accommodation.

About the authors

Michaelina Jakala is Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK. She has published in journals such as Political Geography and the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Durukan Kuzu is Research Associate at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK. He has published in journals such as Nations and Nationalism, Comparative European Politics, and the Journal on Ethno-politics and Minority Issues in Europe.

Matt Qvortrup is Professor of Applied Political Science and International Relations at Coventry University, UK. His previous books include Referendums Around the World (2017) and Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader (2016).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Consociationalism After Half a Century

    Pages 1-9

    Lijphart, Arend

  • Understanding Patterns of Democracy: Reconsidering Societal Divisions and Bringing Societal Culture Back In

    Pages 11-34

    Doorenspleet, Renske (et al.)

  • The Limits of Consociational Power Sharing

    Pages 35-54

    Jarrett, Henry

  • What Politicians Can Teach Academics: ‘Real’ Politics, Consociationalism and the Northern Ireland Conflict

    Pages 55-83

    Dixon, Paul

  • Consociation, Conditionality, and Commitment: Making Peace in Northern Ireland

    Pages 85-102

    White, Timothy J.

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67098-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67097-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consociationalism and Power-Sharing in Europe
Book Subtitle
Arend Lijphart’s Theory of Political Accommodation
Editors
  • Michaelina Jakala
  • Durukan Kuzu
  • Matt Qvortrup
Series Title
International Political Theory
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67098-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67098-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67097-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88377-9
Series ISSN
2662-6039
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 209
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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