Reforming the consociational system. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Verheij, Renko
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-18T11:50:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-18T11:50:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-02
dc.date.submitted 2014-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1956
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 81-87). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to contribute to the ongoing debate about Lebanon’s constitutional design. By taking liberal consociational theory as a starting point, it explores where the present power-sharing system deviates from what the theory recommends. After determining that the Lebanese consociation is corporate overall and fails to meet the recommendations of group autonomy and proportional representation, it examines how the lack of these elements prevents stability and democratic governance. Consequently, it argues how a further implementation of liberal consociational theory by reforming towards a more decentralized state and a more proportional representation of the Lebanese population can lead to a more effective power-sharing system. The conclusion that follows from this research is therefore that consociationalism should not be abandoned in Lebanon but reformed and further implemented along the lines of its liberal variant. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Democracy -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject Decentralization in government -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Elections -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Proportional representation -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Reforming the consociational system. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Decentralization and proportional representation in lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201104623 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: ix, 87 leaves; 30cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel Salloukh
dc.keywords Consociational Democracy en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Decentralization en_US
dc.keywords Proportional Representation en_US
dc.keywords Democratization en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.33 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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