I intend to study three characteristics of deeply divided societies that hinder consociationalism: ethnurgy (politicisation of ethnic identities), mobilisation, memory and trauma. My argument is that consociational practices may be hampered by non-structural elements, which is a break-away from the classical study of consociationalism which focuses on institutional functions and external actors. By studying consociationalism from this new dimension, I intend to show that internal factors are critical in understanding the threats and pressure of any consociational arrangement, in an attempt to create better power sharing arrangements and/or improve the existing consociational provisions in deeply divided societies.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Nations and Nationalism|
|Early online date||5 Oct 2018|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2019|
|Event||IPSA Colloquium 2017 - University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus|
Duration: 24 Jun 2017 → 27 Jun 2017
The author is thankful for the editors of the journals and the two anonymous reviewers. Special thanks for Professor William Harris and Associate Professor James Headley from the University of Otago who helped me formulate the theoretical background of this paper.
- civil war
- collective memory