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Power Sharing: Concepts and Cases
Theodor Hanf
28.02.2013

Power Sharing: Concepts and Cases
Theodor Hanf

“The roots of the democratic separation of powers lie in mistrust of unrestricted authority of an individual and of the concentration of power in one office. The separation of powers was already practiced in the ancient Roman Republic: two consuls elected annually jointly exercised the highest authority, each with the same rights, including a veto”…..

Contents

Foreword
A Review and Critique of Consociational Democracy
Quasi-consociationalism in German Politics – Negotiated democracy and the legacy of the Westphalian Peace
From Sunningdale to St Andrews – Dealmakers and Dead-Lock Breakers in Northern Ireland’s political Process
Power Sharing Imposed – The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The European Union – A consensus-based federation
The Lebanese Formula Revisited

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