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  • Studies in American Political Development, Volume 15, Issue 2
  • October 2001, pp. 163-188

The American Law of Association: The Legal-Political Construction of Civil Society

  • William J. Novak (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 October 2001

The legal-political status and power of associations in American society is an age-old historical question. As early as the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville famously observed,

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