Iceland and the Nordic Model of Consensus Democracy

@article{Jonsson2014IcelandAT,
  title={Iceland and the Nordic Model of Consensus Democracy},
  author={G. Jonsson},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of History},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={510 - 528}
}
  • G. Jonsson
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Scandinavian Journal of History
The Nordic countries – including Iceland – have been portrayed in the political-science literature as consensual democracies, enjoying a high degree of legitimacy and institutional mechanisms which favour consensus-building over majority rule and adversarial politics. In this explorative article the author argues that consensus politics, meaning policy concertation between major interest groups in society, a tendency to form broad coalitions in important political issues and a significant… Expand
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