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Lijphart Handout - Lijphart 1999 Patterns of Democracy...

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Lijphart 1999 “Patterns of Democracy” Majoritarian Democracy (Westminster Democracy) Consensus Democracy (Negotiation Democracy) Party system Two-party system Multi-party system Electoral system Majoritarian and disproportional system of elections. (Members are elected in single member district according to plurality method, first past the post) Proportional Representation Executive power Concentration of executive power in one-party and bare- majority cabinet Executive power-sharing in broad multi-party system Executive-legislative relationship Executive is dominant Executive-legislative balance of power Interest groups Pluralist interest groups with free-for-all competition among groups Coordinated and “corporatist” interest group systems aimed at compromise and concentration Division of power Unitary and centralized government Federal and decentralized government Bicameralism Concentration of legislative power in a unicameral legislature Division of legislative power between two equally strong
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