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When should democracy be about consensus and when about conflict?

Vasilev, George (2016) When should democracy be about consensus and when about conflict? British Politics and Policy at LSE (16 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

With the focus often being on party politics, elections, and individual policies, it’s easy to lose sight of the broader framework in which decision-making takes place. In looking at the democratic framework, a fundamental question arises: should democracy be about conflict – one’s values over another’s – or about consensus? George Vasilev explains that the two are not mutually exclusive and must, in fact, coexist: conflict is the very lifeblood of democracy, but this does not mean we should not be striving for a degree of consensus.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 14:27
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71195

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