Book review – Party Elites in Divided Societies (Kris DESCHOWER)

19990927 Party Elites

A tour des forces study of consociational democracy This is quite a comprehensive comparative study of those countries acclaimed to be practising consociational democracies. The prose is highly academic (in tradition of Routledge), and is not recommended for those without a sound understanding of the consociational model. For this, Lijphart's Democracy in Plural Societies (1977) is …

Northern Ireland Multi-Party Talks – UCD interviews

As part of a research project, headed by Professor Jennifer Todd, for the Department of Politics at University of College Dublin, several of us postgraduate students interviewed a set of individuals involved in the Northern Ireland Multi-Party Talks.A set of core questions was asked of all interviewees, with the option to ask follow-up questions on …