By Robert J. Bresler
From colonial instances to the data age, an exhaustive survey of 1 of America's so much contentious constitutional rights.
• huge A–Z entries on members like Alexis de Tocqueville and Robert Putnam, businesses corresponding to the NAACP, and ideas, phrases, and events
• Chronology of key advancements within the historical past of freedom of organization, together with Boy Scouts of the USA v. Dale and the Communist keep watch over Act of 1954
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1995, 74–79). Implicit in both Tocqueville’s and Putnam’s appreciation of associational life is the recognition that liberty is more than an individualistic concept, that its social and communal dimension are equally important. Associational freedom is an ingredient of pluralism, the concept that a democratic society requires multiple and competing centers of power separate from those that are politically organized. As Laurence Tribe put it, “Believers in the richness and diversity of a pluralist society, where a variety of voluntary private associations and groups operate simultaneously to maximize opportunities for self-realization and minimize the strength of centralized power, may begin to find comfort in the freedom of association” (1998, 35).
In his interpretation of Cruikshank, Cole has argued, “If the right of assembly is implicit in a republican government, so too is the right of association, since the very reason assembly was considered implicit was that it made association possible” (Cole 1999, 228). Thus, the constitutional doctrine of freedom of association in its embryonic form begins with Cruikshank. References and Fur ther Reading Cole, David. 1999. ” Supreme Court Review 199: 203–252. Cole, G. D. H. 1950. Essays in Social Theory.