The quality of divided democracies : minority inclusion, exclusion, and representation in the new Europe

"The Quality of Divided Democracies is about how democracy works, or fails to work, in ethno-culturally divided societies. It advances a new theoretical approach to assessing quality of democracy in divided societies, and puts it into practice with the focused comparison of two divided democrac...

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Main Author: Cianetti, Licia, 1985- (Author)
Language:English
Series:New comparative politics.
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Summary:"The Quality of Divided Democracies is about how democracy works, or fails to work, in ethno-culturally divided societies. It advances a new theoretical approach to assessing quality of democracy in divided societies, and puts it into practice with the focused comparison of two divided democracies - Estonia and Latvia. The book uses rich comparative data to tackle the vital questions of what determines a democracy's level of inclusiveness and the ways in which minorities can gain access to the policy-making process. It uncovers a 'voice-polarization dilemma' for minorities' inclusion in the democratic process, which has implications for academic debates on minority representation and ethnic politics, as well as practical implications for international and national institutions' promotion of minority rights"--
Item Description:Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University College London, 2015, titled The quality of divided democracies : the representation of the Russian-speaking minorities in Estonia and Latvia.
Physical Description:xii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-241) and index.
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2019.
ISBN:9780472131167
0472131168
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: taking minorities out of the footnotes
  • Presence, polarization, and the five channels for minority inclusion
  • The cases of Estonia and Latvia
  • The parliamentary channel
  • The international channel
  • The city channel
  • The consultations channel
  • The grassroots channel
  • Conclusion: the presence-polarization dilemma and the quality of divided democracies