Event Title

Multicultural consolidation through Consociational Democracy

Session

Political Science

Description

The consensus in multicultural societies such as North Macedonia may not be the same as in states with a homogeneous liberal culture. The "power-sharing" model that emerged from a war crisis and a peace agreement acknowledge the division of society which is in the process of consolidation. The elite consensual culture in the sense of Liphart's "spirit of adaptation and compromise" has been considered necessary for democratic consolidation, by not neglecting the power of voters to elect their political leaders. North Macedonia can have a successful multicultural democracy only if it builds an authentic consensual model of power-sharing that is generated under the social, cultural, ethnic and religious structure of his society.

Keywords:

Consociational Democracy, Power-sharing, Elite Political Culture, North Macedonia

Session Chair

Marzena Zakowska

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 4:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.113

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Multicultural consolidation through Consociational Democracy

Pristina, Kosovo

The consensus in multicultural societies such as North Macedonia may not be the same as in states with a homogeneous liberal culture. The "power-sharing" model that emerged from a war crisis and a peace agreement acknowledge the division of society which is in the process of consolidation. The elite consensual culture in the sense of Liphart's "spirit of adaptation and compromise" has been considered necessary for democratic consolidation, by not neglecting the power of voters to elect their political leaders. North Macedonia can have a successful multicultural democracy only if it builds an authentic consensual model of power-sharing that is generated under the social, cultural, ethnic and religious structure of his society.