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Democracy and Social Peace in Divided Societies

Exploring Consociational Parties


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Matthijs Bogaards
    Pages 1-19
  3. Matthijs Bogaards
    Pages 20-41
  4. Matthijs Bogaards
    Pages 42-63
  5. Matthijs Bogaards
    Pages 64-80
  6. Matthijs Bogaards
    Pages 122-140
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 141-174

About this book


This unique comparative study examines minority representation and powersharing in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Fiji, India, Malaysia, and Yugoslavia. Presenting a new concept of the 'consociational party', Bogaards explores how diversity differs within parties and why it matters for social peace and democracy.


Democracy social peace society comparative politics democracy Institution Peace

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Jacobs University BremenGermany

About the authors

Matthijs Bogaards is Professor of Political Science at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.

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"This new book by Matthijs Bogaards makes a significant and highly original contribution to the literature on consociational democracy by studying the seven major political parties that have been internally consociational. It constitutes a crucial theoretical advance that will be of great interest to all scholars and students who study the problems of divided societies."

- Arend Lijphart, University of California, USA