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Unformatted text preview: o Single party government o Coalition government, o Or a constitutionally mandated government of national unity Cases? o Which countries are presidential but might be better as parliamentary? o Which countries are parliamentary but might be better as presidential? o Are there other options? The Importance of Democratic Design o Free institutions impossible in ethnically divided societies o Homogenous society necessary o J.S. Mill, Arthur Lewis o Major cause of failure in democracy is ethnic division TYPE of democracy is the cause, not democracy in general French and British systems do not work with an ethnically divided society Need to think more consensually o Democracy is a method for handling divisional conflict, thus is very important in ethnically divided societies- Adam Przeworski o But the government must fit the nature of the society o Politics is the primary mode of communication between divergent social groups...
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