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consociation

a climax vegetation in which one species is dominant, e.g. oakwood, as opposed to ASSOCIATION where there are several dominant species.
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(4) The Lebanese system (variously described as confessional, sectarian or consociational) arguably offers a possible model for democratization.
The emergence of new politics in Malaysia from consociational to deliberative democracy.
(1.) Consociational models seek to promote democracy in segmented societies by power-sharing through a grand coalition of all political parties.
Loizides addresses the following research questions: Why do some societies choose federal or consociational institutions to accommodate ethnic or religious variety while others avoid doing so?
In the first of three sections, Salamey introduces the history and nature of consociational politics in Lebanon.
This article will analyze the political framework established by the 1995 Dayton agreement and examine it in the light of pervasive ethnic divisions, broken consociational democracy and continuous international supervision.
In this book, Karolina Prasad attempts to study how institutions, particularly political parties, play a role in changing ethnic identities in consociational and centripetal polities.
The political system of Iraq is a confessional democracy, based on Arend Lijphart's consociational model.
They did so by championing moderate measures: federation for Britain and a Canadian federation that was avowedly consociational. The Young Scots' grievances were political in orientation.
(9) Proponents of power sharing have generally drawn inspiration from Arend Lijphart's concept of "consociational democracy," which describes a deliberate effort by elites to stabilize a political system through the formation of a "grand coalition" comprising leaders from all major social groups.