Constitutional Design for Divided Societies

  title={Constitutional Design for Divided Societies},
  author={Arend Lijphart},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={109 - 96}
  • Arend Lijphart
  • Published 8 April 2004
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
Scholarly experts can be more helpful to democratic constitution-writers in ethnically divided countries by formulating specific recommendations than by overwhelming them with a barrage of options. Especially the following deserve the highest priority and should be the points of departure in constitutional negotiations: elections by proportional representation (specifically, closed-list proportional representation in not overly large districts), a parliamentary form of government, a cabinet in… Expand
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