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The Resource The Constitution of the United States of America : a contextual analysis, Mark Tushnet

The Constitution of the United States of America : a contextual analysis, Mark Tushnet

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The Constitution of the United States of America : a contextual analysis
Title
The Constitution of the United States of America
Title remainder
a contextual analysis
Statement of responsibility
Mark Tushnet
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around two themes: Firstly, the U.S. Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. These characteristics have made constitutional 'interpretation', especially by the U.S. Supreme Court, the primary mechanism for adapting the Constitution to ever-changing reality. Secondly, the Constitution creates a structure of political opportunities that allows political actors, including political parties, to pursue the preferred policy goals even to the point of altering the very structure of politics. Politics, that is, often gives meaning to the Constitution. Deploying these themes to examine the structure of the national government, federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, the book provides basic information about, and deeper insights into, the way the U.S. constitutional system has developed and what it means today
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Cataloging source
UKM
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1945-
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Tushnet, Mark V.
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4550
LC item number
.T869 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Constitutional systems of the world
Series volume
v. 2
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Constitutional law
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The Constitution of the United States of America : a contextual analysis, Mark Tushnet
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. An overview of the history of the US Constitution. From the revolution to the Bill of Rights -- The early national period -- The crisis over slavery and the Civil War -- The late nineteenth century and the growth of the modern state -- The New Deal crisis and the new constitutional regime -- From the Reagan revolution to the present -- 2. The constitutional politics of the legislative branch. Congress: its basic structure and roles -- The American party system -- Political parties and the written constitution -- Conduct of elections -- Legislative districting and gerrymandering -- Candidate selection and gerrymandering -- Campaign financing -- Constitutional politics within Congress -- 3. The constitutional politics of the executive branch. The president as party leader -- The president's role in legislation -- The unitary executive and the modern administrative state -- The unitary executive in foreign affairs -- 4. The constitutional politics of the judicial branch. Judicial selection -- Judicial review and judicial supremacy -- Political constraints on the jurisdiction of the federal courts -- Doctrinal constraints on the jurisdiction of the federal courts -- Standing -- 5. Federalism and the reach of national power. State governments and the US constitution -- The emergence of plenary national power -- The so-called 'federalism revolution' of the 1990s -- Federalism and the spending power -- 6. Individual rights under the Constitution. The starting point -- Pragmatic and realist critiques -- The New Deal reconstruction -- The emergence of modern liberalism: autonomy and accommodation -- Lawyers and rights litigation: the development of support structures -- Political parties and social movements -- Constitutional rights at century's end -- 7. The processes of constitutional change. Formal amendments -- Substance -- Constitutional interpretation as a mechanism of constitutional change -- Interpretive methods: an introduction -- Constitutional moments and constitutional change -- Constitutional moments
Control code
ocn225443309
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 296 p.
Isbn
9781841137384
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009417852
Note
Gift of Charles Lindsay.
System control number
(OCoLC)225443309
Label
The Constitution of the United States of America : a contextual analysis, Mark Tushnet
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. An overview of the history of the US Constitution. From the revolution to the Bill of Rights -- The early national period -- The crisis over slavery and the Civil War -- The late nineteenth century and the growth of the modern state -- The New Deal crisis and the new constitutional regime -- From the Reagan revolution to the present -- 2. The constitutional politics of the legislative branch. Congress: its basic structure and roles -- The American party system -- Political parties and the written constitution -- Conduct of elections -- Legislative districting and gerrymandering -- Candidate selection and gerrymandering -- Campaign financing -- Constitutional politics within Congress -- 3. The constitutional politics of the executive branch. The president as party leader -- The president's role in legislation -- The unitary executive and the modern administrative state -- The unitary executive in foreign affairs -- 4. The constitutional politics of the judicial branch. Judicial selection -- Judicial review and judicial supremacy -- Political constraints on the jurisdiction of the federal courts -- Doctrinal constraints on the jurisdiction of the federal courts -- Standing -- 5. Federalism and the reach of national power. State governments and the US constitution -- The emergence of plenary national power -- The so-called 'federalism revolution' of the 1990s -- Federalism and the spending power -- 6. Individual rights under the Constitution. The starting point -- Pragmatic and realist critiques -- The New Deal reconstruction -- The emergence of modern liberalism: autonomy and accommodation -- Lawyers and rights litigation: the development of support structures -- Political parties and social movements -- Constitutional rights at century's end -- 7. The processes of constitutional change. Formal amendments -- Substance -- Constitutional interpretation as a mechanism of constitutional change -- Interpretive methods: an introduction -- Constitutional moments and constitutional change -- Constitutional moments
Control code
ocn225443309
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 296 p.
Isbn
9781841137384
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009417852
Note
Gift of Charles Lindsay.
System control number
(OCoLC)225443309

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