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Transnational partisanship: idea and practice

White, Jonathan (2014) Transnational partisanship: idea and practice. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 17 (3). pp. 377-400. ISSN 1369-8230

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13698230.2014.886386


That parties might successfully organize transnationally is an idea often met with scepticism. This article argues that while certain favourable conditions are indeed absent in the transnational domain, this implies not that partisanship is impossible but that it is likely to be marked by certain traits. Specifically, it will tend to be episodic, structured as a low-density network and delocalized in its ideational content. These tendencies affect the normative expectations one can attach to it. Transnational partisanship should be valued as a transitional phenomenon, e.g. as a pathway to transnational democracy, more than as a desirable thing in itself.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 08:40
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:30

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