Political marginalization of “Others” in consociational regimes

  title={Political marginalization of “Others” in consociational regimes},
  author={Nenad Stojanovi{\'c}},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft},
  • N. Stojanović
  • Published 5 January 2018
  • Political Science
  • Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft
Polities that follow the consociational model of democracy adopt power-sharing provisions, guaranteeing a certain number of seats to representatives of their societies’ main ethnic groups. Yet in all hardcore (“corporate”) consociational systems—Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, and South Tyrol—we also find “Others”: citizens who do not belong to any of the main ethnic segments. These Others are typically subjected to patterns of political marginalisation and… 
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