“Private Association and Public Brand: The Dualistic Conception of Political Parties in the Common Law World”

Graeme Orr has posted this draft on SSRN ((2014) Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy ‘Political Parties, Partisanship and Political Theory,’ Special Issue, Forthcoming). Here is the abstract: This paper examines the legal conception of political parties. It … Continue reading

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Drake Law Review Symposium on Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change

This was a truly great symposium and discussion, now in print. Drake Law Review Volume 61, No. 4, Summer 2013 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SYMPOSIUM The U.S. Constitution and Political Dysfunction: Is There a Connection? ARTICLES Dedication to Congressman Neal Smith David S. … Continue reading

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“A Primary Cause of Partisanship? Nomination Systems and Legislator Ideology”

McGhee, Masket, Shor, Rogers and McCarty have written this article for AJPS.  Here is the abstract: Many theoretical and empirical accounts of representation argue that primary elections are a polarizing influence. Likewise, many reformers advocate opening party nominations to nonmembers … Continue reading

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