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The Resource On the side of the angels : an appreciation of parties and partisanship, Nancy L. Rosenblum, (electronic resource)

On the side of the angels : an appreciation of parties and partisanship, Nancy L. Rosenblum, (electronic resource)

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On the side of the angels : an appreciation of parties and partisanship
Title
On the side of the angels
Title remainder
an appreciation of parties and partisanship
Statement of responsibility
Nancy L. Rosenblum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Political parties are the defining institutions of representative democracy and the darlings of political science. Their governing and electoral functions are among the chief concerns of the field. Yet most political theorists ignore or disparage parties as grubby arenas of ambition, obstacles to meaningful political participation and deliberation. On the Side of the Angels is a defense of the virtues of parties and partisanship, and their worth as a subject for political theory. Nancy Rosenblum's account moves between political theory and political science, and she uses resources from both fields to outline an appreciation of parties and the moral distinctiveness of partisanship. She draws from the history of political thought and identifies the main lines of opposition to parties, as well as the moments of appreciation. Rosenblum then sets forth her own theoretical appreciation of parties and partisanship. She discusses the achievement of parties in regulating rivalries, channeling political energies, and creating the lines of division that make pluralist politics meaningful. She defends "partisan" as a political identity over the much-vaunted status of "independent," and she considers where contemporary democracies should draw the line in banning parties. --From publisher's description
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenblum, Nancy L.
Dewey number
324.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political parties
  • Political science
  • Political parties
Label
On the side of the angels : an appreciation of parties and partisanship, Nancy L. Rosenblum, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-576) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : an appreciation of parties and partisanship -- Glorious traditions of antipartyism and moments of appreciation -- Glorious traditions of antipartyism : holism -- Glorious traditions of antipartyism : fatal divisiveness -- Moments of appreciation -- Post-party depression -- Progressive antipartyism -- The anxiety of influence -- Correcting the system : association, participation, and deliberation -- The moral distinctiveness of "party ID" -- Partisanship and independence -- Centrism and extremism and an ethic of partisanship -- Militant democracy : banning parties -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
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ocn664571817
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 588 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282721883
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)664571817
Label
On the side of the angels : an appreciation of parties and partisanship, Nancy L. Rosenblum, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-576) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : an appreciation of parties and partisanship -- Glorious traditions of antipartyism and moments of appreciation -- Glorious traditions of antipartyism : holism -- Glorious traditions of antipartyism : fatal divisiveness -- Moments of appreciation -- Post-party depression -- Progressive antipartyism -- The anxiety of influence -- Correcting the system : association, participation, and deliberation -- The moral distinctiveness of "party ID" -- Partisanship and independence -- Centrism and extremism and an ethic of partisanship -- Militant democracy : banning parties -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn664571817
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 588 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282721883
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)664571817

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