Introduction: parties, partisanship and political theory

Veit Bader, Matteo Bonotti

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As E. E. Schattschneider once remarked, political parties are ‘the orphans of political philosophy’ (Schattschneider 1942, p. 10). It is surprising that despite the growing number of scholars dealing with the normative dimensions of partisanship, some of whom have contributed to this volume, parties still remain somehow at the margins of contemporary political philosophy. Is this a problem? And why should political philosophers and theorists care about parties? This special issue aims to provide some preliminary answers to this question.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParties, Partisanship and Political Theory
EditorsMatteo Bonotti, Veit Bader
Place of PublicationObingdon UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317643203
ISBN (Print)9781138793842
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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