Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule

Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule

by John Ferejohn
     
 

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…  See more details below

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

List of Contributors
Editors' Introduction1
1Constitutional Problematics, circa 178741
2Inventing Constitutional Traditions: The Poverty of Fatalism71
3The Birth Logic of a Democratic Constitution110
4Constitutional Democracy as a Two-Stage Game147
5Imaging Another Madisonian Republic170
6One and Three: Separation of Powers and the Independence of the Judiciary in the Italian Constitution205
7A Political Theory of Federalism223
8Designing an Amendment Process271
9Constitutional Theory Transformed288
10Constitutional Economic Transition328
11Institutionalizing Constitutional Interpretation361
Name Index393
Subject Index399

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