A Living Constitution or Fundamental Law?: American Constitutionalism in Historical Perspective

A Living Constitution or Fundamental Law?: American Constitutionalism in Historical Perspective

by Herman Belz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847686426

ISBN-13: 9780847686421

Pub. Date: 08/13/1998

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In A Living Constitution or Fundamental Law?, distinguished scholar Herman Belz considers the concept of constitutionalism as the subject matter of constitutional history. Belz argues that the study of constitutionalism should be interdisciplinary, requiring the insights and methods of history, political science, and jurisprudence. Belz illuminates the evolution of

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In A Living Constitution or Fundamental Law?, distinguished scholar Herman Belz considers the concept of constitutionalism as the subject matter of constitutional history. Belz argues that the study of constitutionalism should be interdisciplinary, requiring the insights and methods of history, political science, and jurisprudence. Belz illuminates the evolution of American constitutionalism across the span of American history, from the Founding to Reconstruction to the Cold War and the rise of the bureaucratic state in the 1980s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847686421
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/13/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Written Constitutionalism as the American Project Chapter 2 Constitutionalism and the American Founding Chapter 3 Constitutional Realism in the Gilded Age Chapter 4 The Critique of Constitutionalism in the Progressive Era Chapter 5 Andrew C. McLaughlin and the Defense of Constitutionalism Chapter 6 Changing Conceptions of Constitutionalism in the Era of World War II and the Cold War Chapter 7 The New Left Attack on Constitutionalism Chapter 8 Bureaucracy and Constitutionalism Chapter 9 Constitutional and Legal History in the 1980s: Reflections on American Constitutionalism Chapter 10 History, Theory and the Constitution Chapter 11 The Originalist Challenge to the Living Constitution Chapter 12 Index

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