Includes bibliographical references (p. -576) and index
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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