Social fragmentation through political pluralism
Other Names: Divisive multi-party political system
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.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 15.03.1997 – 00:00 CET