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Introduction

Alan Convery

in The Territorial Conservative Party: Devolution and Party Change in Scotland and Wales

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991319
eISBN:
9781526115324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991319.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the argument and structure of the book. It explains the similar inheritance of the Scottish and Welsh Conservative Parties at the beginning of devolution and the challenges ... More


Iran

Thierry Balzacq and Wendy Ramadan-Alban

in Comparative Grand Strategy: A Framework and Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840848
eISBN:
9780191876745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840848.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that Iran’s grand strategy has and is torn between three tensions: the prioritization of an Islamic identity versus attaining economic prosperity the use of an offensive or ... More


The Constitution of Group Life

Jacob T. Levy

in Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717140
eISBN:
9780191785900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717140.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter relaxes the assumption that intermediate groups are primarily private bodies, acted upon by the state. The pluralist liberal tradition has emphasized the capacity of intermediate groups ... More


Factionalism: Differing Interests

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

in An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Condorcet, Rousseau, and the American Founders saw factions as a threat to democracy. This chapter builds upon the idea of democratically-epistemically correct outcomes introduced in the previous ... More


Partisans and their Doubles

Jonathan White and Lea Ypi

in The Meaning of Partisanship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199684175
eISBN:
9780191764721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684175.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The defence of parties in the history of political thought has tended to be premised on a contrast with factions, those unwelcome doubles that corrupt rather than serve the public good. Yet such a ... More


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