Problem

Social fragmentation through political pluralism

Other Names:
Divisive multi-party political system
Partisan politics
Plural voting
Nature:
Political pluralism may lead to alienation if an individual cannot satisfactorily identify with a group. It may sharpen existing social tension if political groups are based on social division, including racial, religious, class and other differences. Vested interest groups may foster delays in political decision-making.
Aggravated By:
Irredentism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
15.03.1997 – 00:00 CET