Ethnic Power Sharing: Three Big Problems

@article{Horowitz2014EthnicPS,
  title={Ethnic Power Sharing: Three Big Problems},
  author={Donald L. Horowitz},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={20 - 5}
}
In societies severely divided by ethnicity, race, religion, language, or any other form of ascriptive affiliation, ethnic divisions make democracy difficult, because they tend to produce ethnic parties and ethnic voting. Two commonly proposed methods of amelioration are called consociational and centripetal . Three problems derive from these proposals: The first concerns the adoptability of either of the two principal prescriptions. Under what conditions can either be adopted? The second… CONTINUE READING

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