Constitutional Self-Government / Edition 1

Constitutional Self-Government / Edition 1

by Christopher L. Eisgruber
     
 

Most of us regard the Constitution as the foundation of American democracy. How, then, are we to understand the restrictions that it imposes on legislatures and voters? In Constitutional Self-Government, Christopher Eisgruber focuses directly on the Constitution's seemingly undemocratic features. Constitutional Self-Government ingeniously locates theSee more details below

Overview

Most of us regard the Constitution as the foundation of American democracy. How, then, are we to understand the restrictions that it imposes on legislatures and voters? In Constitutional Self-Government, Christopher Eisgruber focuses directly on the Constitution's seemingly undemocratic features. Constitutional Self-Government ingeniously locates the Constitution's value in its capacity to sustain an array of institutions that render self-government meaningful for a large and diverse people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674025400
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Democratic Functions of Inflexible Constitutions

2. Judicial Review and Democratic Legitimacy

3. Judicial Review and Democratic Flourishing

4. Text and History in Hard Cases

5. Liberty, Strategy, and Tradition

6. Judicial Maintenance of Political Institutions

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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