Monthly Archives: septiembre 2015

Entrevista a Arend Lijphart

Arend Lijphart, nacido el 17 de agosto de 1936 en Apeldoorn (Países Bajos), es un politólogo especializado en ámbitos relacionados con la política comparada, los sistemas electorales y sistemas de votación, las instituciones democráticas, o la etnicidad. Lijphart es considerado el padre del consociativismo, o

Discurso y Poder

TEUN A. VAN DIJK En el campo de las humanidades y las ciencias sociales hay pocas nociones que sean tan importantes y ubicuas como las de “discurso” y “poder”. Por tanto, resulta de especial interés investigar las relaciones que se establecen entre ellas, aunque solo

Belgian federalism: welcome to the unknown

DAVE SINARDET In October 2014, The Economist reported that Belgium had gained a new government “just five months after May’s election”. Though the use of the word “just” might seem ironic, it was quite appropriate given the record 541 days that elapsed between elections in

Interview with Arend Lijphart

In “The Contemporary Democracies” we can find two models of democracy clearly identified: majoritarian democracy and consensus democracy. In consensual democracies, legislative decisions are taken by consensus. Understanding that this model is probably better than a majoritarian democracy, which country size is required to be