Consociational Democracies, Political Stability and External InterventionJune 15, 2016
Existing studies argue that consociational democratic systems and power sharing are the typical methods for ending confrontation and building political institutions that can bring stability and security in deeply divided societies. This argument needs to be reexamined because there are many cases where consociational democratic systems and power sharing fail to bring security and stability to these societies for a long period of time.
This study claims that consociational democratic systems motivate the intervention of neighboring states in deeply divided societies that have not yet fully converted to democratic systems and when ethnic minorities are divided between different states in the region. This study also claims that the likelihood of instability increases in new consociational democratic systems with deeply divided societies. This study will track the effect of consociational democracies on political stability, and external intervention in deeply divided societies.
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