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    Intra‐party Democracy: A Functionalist Account
    Wiley: Journal of Political Philosophy 30 (3): 347-369. 2021.
    This paper articulates a functionalist account of intra-party democracy (IPD). Like realist critics, we insist that IPD practices be evaluated on the basis of whether they facilitate resistance to domination and capture at the level of the polity as a whole, and therefore accept certain realist worries about IPD. Yet realists neglect the possibility that wealthy interests could control the political agenda by capturing all viable parties simultaneously-and that mass-facing IPD could counter this…Read more
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    This paper explores how political parties should be regulated in jurisdictions with anti-defection laws, which constitutionalise parties’ control over the legislative process. It begins by arguing that parties in such jurisdictions should be understood as neither private organisations nor quasi-public bodies but as legislative entities. Next, it argues that recognising the legislative status of the party should affect how we think about the legal regulation of its internal affairs. In particular…Read more
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    Rethinking the epistemic case against epistocracy
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (6): 706-731. 2020.
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    Cracking the whip: the deliberative costs of strict party discipline
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (2): 254-279. 2020.
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    Rethinking the epistemic case against epistocracy
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (6): 706-731. 2020.
  •  29
    Cracking the whip: the deliberative costs of strict party discipline
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (2): 254-279. 2020.