Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule

Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule

by John Ferejohn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052179370X

ISBN-13: 9780521793704

Pub. Date: 10/08/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This interdisciplinary volume focuses on constitutional democracy, with special reference to the United States. The editors and contributors conceive of a constitutionalism as an ongoing process in which most members of a given community rely on certain cultural norms and practices to identify and interpret constitutional rules (written or unwritten as the case may be

Overview

This interdisciplinary volume focuses on constitutional democracy, with special reference to the United States. The editors and contributors conceive of a constitutionalism as an ongoing process in which most members of a given community rely on certain cultural norms and practices to identify and interpret constitutional rules (written or unwritten as the case may be) that limit government power, and divide it among competing groups of leaders such that no single group has unchecked authority to pass statutes or to interpret the constitution when disputes arise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521793704
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/08/2001
Series:
Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Constitutional Democracy: Beginnings and Traditions: Editors' introduction; 1. Constitutional problematics, circa 1787 Jack N. Rakove; 2. Inventing constitutional traditions: the poverty of fatalism James Johnson; 3. The birth logic of a democratic constitution Lawrence G. Sager; Part II. Constitutional Structure and Design: 4. Constitutional democracy as a two-stage game Jonathan Riley; 5. Imagining another Madisonian Republic Jonathan Riley; 6. One and three: separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary in the Italian constitution Pasquale Pasquino; 7. A political theory of Federalism Jenna Bednar; Part III. Constitutional Change and Stability: 8. Designing an amendment process Sanford Levinson; 9. Constitutional theory transformed Stephen M. Griffin; 10. Constitutional economic transition Russel Hardin; 11. Institutionalizing constitutional interpretation Jack Knight.

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