Political decentralization and the strengthening of consensual, participatory local democracy in the Republic of Macedonia

  title={Political decentralization and the strengthening of consensual, participatory local democracy in the Republic of Macedonia},
  author={Aisling Lyon},
  pages={157 - 178}
  • A. Lyon
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
This article examines whether decentralization in the Republic of Macedonia has contributed to widening effective political participation and strengthening democracy at the local level between 2005 and 2012. It begins by demonstrating the debate regarding political decentralization and its ability to mitigate ethnic conflict by facilitating the effective participation of national minorities in local institutions. An assessment of the largely consociational power-sharing mechanisms envisaged… 
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