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POLI 227 Lecture 6: Cultural Pluralism Contd
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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 227
Professor
Rex J Brynen
Semester
Winter

Description
Politics of Cultural Pluralism Continued Dealing Power-Sharing -Federalism gives autonomy based on territories -Works best when cultural groups are divided territorially into specific places -Canada is an example of this, especially with Quebec being francophone -Doesn’t work if cultures are spread out -Consociationalism means that religiously based personal status laws differ based on religion for example -Depends on community, not district -Lebanon works this way, with a certain ratio of ethnic representation -Sectarian balance -Both critiqued in that they preserve and even promote identity cleavages -Distributing resources and power is difficult Secession -Doesn’t generally work out, but involves leaving a country entirely -South Sudan left but st
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