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How Democratic Is the American Constitution

How Democratic Is the American Constitution  Book
Author : Robert A. Dahl
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2003-11-10
ISBN : 0300095244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author argues that certain aspects of the American Constitution are deeply flawed and detract from a purely democratic society and includes discussions on the electoral college, the Federalist Papers, and proportional representation.

How Democratic Is the American Constitution

How Democratic Is the American Constitution  Book
Author : Robert A. Dahl
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2003-11-10
ISBN : 0300133723
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this provocative book, one of our most eminent political scientists questions the extent to which the American Constitution furthers democratic goals. Robert Dahl reveals the Constitution's potentially antidemocratic elements and explains why they are there, compares the American constitutional system to other democratic systems, and explores how we might alter our political system to achieve greater equality among citizens. In a new chapter for this second edition, he shows how increasing differences in state populations revealed by the Census of 2000 have further increased the veto power over constitutional amendments held by a tiny minority of Americans. He then explores the prospects for changing some important political practices that are not prescribed by the written Constitution, though most Americans may assume them to be so.

How Democratic is the Constitution

How Democratic is the Constitution  Book
Author : Robert A. Goldwin,William A. Schambra
Publisher : A E I Press
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Preface to Democratic Theory Expanded Edition

A Preface to Democratic Theory  Expanded Edition Book
Author : Robert A. Dahl
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2006-09-15
ISBN : 9780226134338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Robert Dahl’s Preface helped launch democratic theory fifty years ago as a new area of study in political science, and it remains the standard introduction to the field. Exploring problems that had been left unsolved by traditional thought on democracy, Dahl here examines two influential models—the Madisonian, which represents prevailing American doctrine, and its recurring challenger, populist theory—arguing that they do not accurately portray how modern democracies operate. He then constructs a model more consistent with how contemporary democracies actually function, and, in doing so, develops some original views of popular sovereignty and the American constitutional system. For this fiftieth-anniversary edition, Dahl has written an extensive new afterword that reevaluates Madisonian theory in light of recent research. And in a new foreword, he reflects back on his influential volume and the ways his views have evolved since he wrote it. For any student or scholar of political science, this new material is an essential update on a gold standard in the evolving field of democratic theory. “A Preface to Democratic Theory is well worth the devoted attention of anyone who cares about democracy.”—Political Science Quarterly

The Democracy Sourcebook

The Democracy Sourcebook Book
Author : Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies Ian Shapiro
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780262541473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of classic and contemporary writings on democracy, suitable for use in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Judicial Independence and the American Constitution

Judicial Independence and the American Constitution Book
Author : Martin H. Redish
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2017-03-21
ISBN : 1503601846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Framers of the American Constitution took special pains to ensure that the governing principles of the republic were insulated from the reach of simple majorities. Only super-majoritarian amendments could modify these fundamental constitutional dictates. The Framers established a judicial branch shielded from direct majoritarian political accountability to protect and enforce these constitutional limits. Paradoxically, only a counter-majoritarian judicial branch could ensure the continued vitality of our representational form of government. This important lesson of the paradox of American democracy has been challenged and often ignored by office holders and legal scholars. Judicial Independence and the American Constitution provocatively defends the centrality of these special protections of judicial independence. Martin H. Redish explains how the nation's system of counter-majoritarian constitutionalism cannot survive absent the vesting of final powers of constitutional interpretation and enforcement in the one branch of government expressly protected by the Constitution from direct political accountability: the judicial branch. He uncovers how the current framework of American constitutional law has been unwisely allowed to threaten or undermine these core precepts of judicial independence.

South Africa s Crisis of Constitutional Democracy

South Africa s Crisis of Constitutional Democracy Book
Author : Robert A. Licht,Bertus De Villiers
Publisher : American Enterprise Institute
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780844738345
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is designed to help bring about the desired transition to liberal democracy in South Africa, particularly as the deliberations about a permanent constitution get under way.

The American Constitution and the Debate Over Originalism

The American Constitution and the Debate Over Originalism Book
Author : Dennis J. Goldford
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-04-25
ISBN : 9780521607797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a work of constitutional theory that explores the nature of American constitutional interpretation through a reconsideration of the long-standing debate between the interpretive theories of originalism and nonoriginalism. The book presents the novel argument that a critique of the underlying premises of originalism dissolves not just originalism but nonoriginalism as well, which leads to the recognition that constitutional interpretation is already and always structured. By their fidelity to the Constitution, Americans are a textual people in that they live in and through the terms of a fundamental text. On the basis of this central idea, the book presents a new understanding of constitutional interpretation and an innovative account of the democratic legitimacy and binding capacity of the Constitution.

The Spirit of American Government

The Spirit of American Government Book
Author : J. Allen Smith
Publisher : Kessinger Publishing
Release : 2008-06
ISBN : 9781436567985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

What Is the Purpose of a Constitutional Convention American Constitution Book Grade 4 Children s Government Books

What Is the Purpose of a Constitutional Convention    American Constitution Book Grade 4   Children s Government Books Book
Author : Universal Politics
Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
Release : 2020-12-31
ISBN : 1541962834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this book, you will learn about the definition as well as purpose of the constitutional convention. Read about its historic origin in the American government. When was it first used and why? How did the constitutional convention influence the leaders elected and the type of government followed? Pick this book today.

Constitutionalism and Emerging Democracies

Constitutionalism and Emerging Democracies Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 2021-06-23
ISBN : 1428966773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Founding Fathers V the People

The Founding Fathers V  the People Book
Author : Anthony King
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2012-01-02
ISBN : 0674062590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The founding fathers emphasized a system in which “the people” were allowed to play only a limited role. Radical democrats insisted that the people, and only the people, should rule. Anthony King shows how this initial conflict has played out in the turmoil of our nation’s public life, and he offers a way to address it.

Justice in the United States

Justice in the United States Book
Author : Judith R. Blau,Alberto Moncada
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780742545601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Justice in the U.S. is a sequel to Human Rights: Beyond the Liberal Vision, and the second in a trilogy on human rights. The Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution explicitly clarifies the personal political and civil rights of persons, and by court interpretation, the rights of corporations. Yet in the twentieth century, following World War II, most world leaders reached the conclusion that political and civil rights were not sufficient and they had to be supplemented with additional rights that would protect their citizens and create more robust societies. By the end of the century, most countries had amended their constitutions to include many other rights, notably those pertaining to social security, health care, housing, decent jobs, women, minorities, cultural and language rights, and environmental protections. This amounted to nothing less than a worldwide constitutional revolution, but it has gone largely unnoticed in the United States. In this volume, the authors compare the constitutional provisions of different nation-states and summarize some of the relevant United Nations' human rights declarations and treaties. To encourage US citizens to think critically about their Constitution in light of the constitutions of other states, the authors present a draft revision of the U.S. Constitution. Of course, revision of the Constitution must be a comprehensively a democratic process, and the authors wish to show how this process might begin.

The Common Review

The Common Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Classical Athenian Democracy the American Constitution

Classical Athenian Democracy   the American Constitution Book
Author : Werhan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9780199365234
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Classical Athenian Democracy the American Constitution book written by Werhan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Political Parties and Constitutional Government

Political Parties and Constitutional Government Book
Author : Sidney M. Milkis,Associate Professor of Political Science Sidney M Milkis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The US Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet they began to form shortly after its ratification. This text explores the uneasy relationship betwee the Constitution and the party system to advance the argument that parties arose as part of a deliberate programme of constitutional reform.

Reflections on the Constitution

Reflections on the Constitution Book
Author : Richard Maidment,Richard A. Maidment,John Zvesper
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780719028182
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Reflections on the Constitution book written by Richard Maidment,Richard A. Maidment,John Zvesper, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Anglo American Democracy Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 2

Anglo American Democracy  Routledge Library Editions  Political Science Volume 2  Book
Author : Malcolm Shaw
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-04-15
ISBN : 1135027501
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book describes the main characteristics of the British and American political systems. Whilst short, it is integrally comparative with the main emphasis on concepts. The result is a systematic and sustained Anglo-American political analysis.

The Nature of the American Constitution

The Nature of the American Constitution Book
Author : Walter F. Murphy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Constitutionalism in Latin America

New Constitutionalism in Latin America Book
Author : Dr Almut Schilling-Vacaflor,Prof Dr Detlef Nolte
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2012-10-28
ISBN : 1409483509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Latin America has a long tradition of constitutional reform. Since the democratic transitions of the 1980s, most countries have amended their constitutions at least once, and some have even undergone constitutional reform several times. The global phenomenon of a new constitutionalism, with enhanced rights provisions, finds expression in the region, but the new constitutions, such as those of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, also have some peculiar characteristics which are discussed in this important book. Authors from a number of different disciplines offer a general overview of constitutional reforms in Latin America since 1990. They explore the historical, philosophical and doctrinal differences between traditional and new constitutionalism in Latin America and examine sources of inspiration. The book also covers sociopolitical settings, which factors and actors are relevant for the reform process, and analyzes the constitutional practices after reform, including the question of whether the recent constitutional reforms created new post-liberal democracies with an enhanced human and social rights record, or whether they primarily serve the ambitions of new political leaders.