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Mediating Power-Sharing: Devolution and Consociationalism in Deeply Divided Societies

Cochrane, Feargal, Loizides, Neophytos G., Bodson, Thibaud (2018) Mediating Power-Sharing: Devolution and Consociationalism in Deeply Divided Societies. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 134 pp. ISBN 978-0-8153-7017-8. (doi:10.4324/9781351250566) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This book will focus on Power-Sharing in deeply divided societies. Beyond this starting point, the book seeks to examine the different ways in which consociational institutions emerge from negotiations and peace settlements across three carefully chosen cases –Northern Ireland, the Brussels Capital Region and Cyprus. Across each of the chapters, the analysis will assess how the design of these various forms of power-sharing demonstrates similarity, difference and complexity in how power-sharing has been conceived and operated within each of these contexts. Finally, a key objective of the book will be to explore and evaluate how ideas surrounding power-sharing have evolved and changed incrementally within each of the empirical contexts. The uniting argument within the book is that consociational power-sharing has to have the capacity to adapt to changing political circumstances, and that this can be achieved through the interplay of formal and informal micro-level refinements to these institutions and the procedures that govern them, that allow such institutions to evolve over time in ways that increase their utility as conflict transformation governance structures for deeply divided societies.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781351250566
Uncontrolled keywords: consociationalism; power-sharing; Divided Societies; Northern Ireland; Cyprus; Brussels Capital Region
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Feargal Cochrane
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 14:45 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63384 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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