CONSOCIATIONALISM VERSUS SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CLEAVAGES: EXAMPLE OF BELGIAN POLICY

List of sections: 
Political institutions, ethnopolitical conflict management, national and political processes and technologies
Mounth / Year: 
2015, November
Issue of the journal: 
7
Pages: 
9-12
Type of the article: 
Scientific article
Code: 
U.D.C. 323:316.3(493)
Abstract: 

Formation of the political system of Belgium takes place under the infl uence of numerous factors. One of such factors is the existence of socio-political cleavages in Belgian society. These cleavages cause significant splitting of the Belgian political area. But at the same time, multi-level and plural nature of political relations in Belgium are characterized by the presence of consensus and numerous compromises within the process of policy implementation.

Keywords: 
consotiationalism, socio-political cleavages, plural society, political system
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