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Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies
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Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies

Matteo Bonotti

Abstract

Since its publication in 1993, John Rawls’s Political Liberalism has been central to debates concerning political legitimacy, democratic theory, toleration, and multiculturalism in contemporary political theory. Yet, despite the immense body of literature which has been produced since Rawls’s work was published, very little has been said or written regarding the place of political parties and partisanship within political liberalism. This book aims to fill this gap in the literature. Its central argument is that political liberalism needs and nourishes political parties, and that political par ... More

Keywords: political parties, partisanship, political liberalism, public reason, political obligation, democracy, legitimacy, stability, diverse societies, partisan pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739500
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198739500.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matteo Bonotti, author
Lecturer in Political Theory, Cardiff University