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Time to invite the ‘others’ to the table: a proposal to make South Tyrol more inclusive

Larin, Stephen J. and Röggla, Marc (2016) Time to invite the ‘others’ to the table: a proposal to make South Tyrol more inclusive. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Nov 2016). Website.

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South Tyrol, an autonomous and predominantly German-speaking province in northern Italy, is regarded as one of the most successful cases of ‘consociational’ democracy – a political system in which people deeply divided along ethnic, linguistic, or other lines share power. One of the rights that speakers of German, Italian and Ladin living in the province enjoy is proportional representation in the Provincial and municipal executives. Stephen J. Larin and Marc Röggla argue that it is now time to include ‘Others’, who do not wish to formally identify with any or just one of these language groups, in that proportionality rule. Taking this step would help shift the province from corporate consociationalism towards a more liberal model.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:47
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 23:28

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