The American State Constitutional Tradition

The American State Constitutional Tradition

by John J. Dinan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700616896

ISBN-13: 9780700616893

Pub. Date: 08/22/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

The first comprehensive study of all 114 state constitutional conventions for which there are records—from Connecticut's in 1818 to New Hampshire's in 1984. By integrating state constitution-makers with the federal constitutional tradition, this path-breaking work yields a superior understanding of how American citizens have chosen to govern themselves.

Overview

The first comprehensive study of all 114 state constitutional conventions for which there are records—from Connecticut's in 1818 to New Hampshire's in 1984. By integrating state constitution-makers with the federal constitutional tradition, this path-breaking work yields a superior understanding of how American citizens have chosen to govern themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700616893
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
08/22/2009
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
943,737
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. State Constitutional Conventions

2. Amendment and Revision

3. Representation

4. Separation of Powers

5. Bicameralism

6. Rights

7. Citizen Character

Conclusion

Appendix: Extant State Convention Debate Records

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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