Arend Lijphart

Author Biography

Arend Lijphart is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, University of California San Diego.


In this short commentary, Arend Lijphart continues the conversation on the role of deliberation in promoting the “spirit of accommodation” in deeply divided societies. Jürg Steiner and Maria Clara Jaramillo started this discussion in their article “How to Arrive at Peace in Deeply Divided Societies? Using Deliberation to Refine Consociational Theory” published in this same issue.