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Politics of accommodation, power sharing and consociational democracy

Sakdan, Mohd Fo'ad and Mohd Djuhri, Oemar Hamdan (2010) Politics of accommodation, power sharing and consociational democracy. In: International Seminar, Economic Regional Development, Law and Governance in Malaysia and Indonesia, 7-9 June 2010, Universitas Islam Riau Indonesia. Universitas Islam Riau Indonesia, Pekan Baru, Riau, pp. 1-28. ISBN 9789832078425

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The concept of accommodation refers to pragmatic solution to divisive conflicts by abandoning the principles of unilateral majority decisions and including representatives of the main group in the organs of government and decision marking. The political of accommodation is based mainly on a recognition of the need for political stability, and not necessarily on a recognition in principle of the right of all group in society to participation, representation and equal status. Therefore, the more societal and political a particular group has, the more willingness there will be to consider it as a partner to the politics of accommodation. The political potential of a group is not determined exclusively or even mainly by its electoral achievements or even its coalition bargaining position. Other important factors are recognition of the legitimacy of the value and interests represented by group and acceptance of the group as part of the social and cultural consensus.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Jointly organised by Universiti Utara Malaysia and Universitas Islam Riau Indonesia
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd. Foad Sakdan
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 07:53
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 06:48

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