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Majoritarian and Consensus Democracy: The Swedish Experience
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
1998 (English)In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 21, no 3, 195-206 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

According to the classical parliamentary doctrine of majoritarian rule, governments should be large, united and accountable to the voters. Since the introduction of proportional representation in the beginning of this century, these requirements have seldom been fulfilled in Continental politics. In this article the Swedish experience of minority parliamentarism is analyzed. The conclusion is drawn that the consensus model of democracy that has been practiced in this country comes closer to the ideal of the Conservatives who a hundred years ago opposed the parliamentary system.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 1998. Vol. 21, no 3, 195-206 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-49436DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9477.1998.tb00012.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-49436DiVA: diva2:77343
Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2013-10-10Bibliographically approved

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