In this project, we are serving as a center-right anchor for a coalition seeking to assess and advance the prospects for multiparty democracy in the U.S. Our partners in this effort include the Center for Ballot Freedom, New America’s Political Reform Program, Protect Democracy, and scholars at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The coalition is organizing “More Parties, Better Parties,” an academic conference to be held later this year on the possibilities and pathways for fostering multiparty politics in the U.S.
In support of this conference, we are preparing a paper that revisits the importance of a fit between the nature of our party system and our underlying governing arrangements. We will ultimately convert this conference paper into a longer form publication that recovers and reintroduces contemporary audiences to arguments made by early generations of constitutional conservatives for a more heterogeneous, decentralized, and factionalized party system.
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