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Article by Tom Thieme

Die Staatsform Monarchie im 21. Jahrhundert – Typologie, Überblick und Vergleich

TD: volume 14, issue 2017, 2, page 309–332


Es folgt die Zusammenfassung in englischer Sprache following the article short description

The differentiation between monarchies and republics is hardly relevant anymore – both systems of government may be democratic or autocratic. Nevertheless, the institution of the monarchy – independent of the type of system – shows some particularities and a number of common features: being a consensus-based institution, the monarchy creates social integration and supports political compromise – this way it contributes to settling conflicts by way of mutual agreement. However, cause and effect may not be confused. The longevity of many monarchies is not a result of the system of government. On the contrary, the institution of the monarchy has been able to survive until today because it has shown stability for a number of reasons (sufficient resources, low degree of social conflicts).