Primus Inter Pares observes that civil society theorists have left political parties out of their accounts of intermediate associations, and explores the reasons for this omission. Rosenblum argues that the distinctive characteristics of American political parties as membership groups and the internal nomos of parties are keys to their capacity to cultivate the dispositions and practices required by representative democracy.
Nancy L. Rosenblum,
Primus Inter Pares: Political Parties and Civil Society,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
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