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consociation

[kən‚sō·sē′ā·shən]
(ecology)
A climax community of plants which is dominated by a single species.
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The consociational model is based on power sharing between elites representing different societal segments.
Having multiple parties in parliament which produces high party system fragmentation--works against the majoritarian model of government but tends to support the consociational model.
Moreover, further advantages and disadvantages of political systems with rather competitive or consociational characteristics could be identified by a closer look on how these characteristics function in combination with characteristics of the media system.
The federal minister stated that the outgoing democratic government has also set a unique tradition of consociational democracy which has worked in developing consensus on major issues of Pakistan.
Those favoring more representative institutions, ones that facilitate a more direct translation of popular preferences into public politics, tend to favor consociational democratic practices (Lijphart 1968) such as building political parties around ethnic, religious, or regional cleavages; using proportional electoral rules; and creating oversized or grand cabinets.
Different operationalizations of peace and of consociational designs make it difficult to compare findings of existing studies.
A competitive political system where power is divided, as in a majoritarian system, rather than shared, as in a consociational system, may be inappropriate then in the wake of recent ethnic violence.
Voir aussi Kenneth McRae, dir, Consociational Democracy : Political Accomodation in Segmented Societies, Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1974.
fundamental interests, the consociational approach is (self-consciously)
The Dayton Peace Agreement put an end to the war but put into place a dysfunctional political system fashioned with consociational characteristics that resulted in ethnicization of politics, education and just about every other aspect of life in the country.
Lebanon, in particular, retains strict limitations on the transmission of nationality, partially due to the precarious nature of the government's consociational framework, as well as the existence of large numbers of Palestinian refugees in the country.
However, the absence of consociational political platform in Turkish politics will make it hard for AKP to rewrite the constitution unless it secures the critical number of votes in the parliament.