Rethinking Consensus vs. Majoritarian Democracy

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Written by Michael Coppedge 11 October 2018

"Arend Lijphart's distinction between two dimensions of consensus and majoritarian democracy has been an influential concept. However, several scholars have reported that the distinction does not travel well to other regions or historical periods. This paper argues, more generally, that Lijphart's dimensions can be replicated only when using Lijphart's own data" (Coppedge 2018).

Publisher: V-Dem Institute

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Categories: Paper, Liberal Democracy