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Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law

Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law

by Vikram Amar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195328108

ISBN-13: 9780195328103

Pub. Date: 12/12/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve contemporary constitutional questions. Covering both structural issues and individual rights, the book offers a wide but

Overview

An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve contemporary constitutional questions. Covering both structural issues and individual rights, the book offers a wide but select range of readings on interesting constitutional issues in sixteen accessible chapters. Each brief chapter presents foreign case materials on a particular constitutional topic along with notes and questions that further illuminate the comparisons between U.S. constitutional law and that of other nations. Featuring selections by expert contributors from a variety of ideological and demographic backgrounds, the volume is designed to encourage students to reexamine and deepen their understanding of U.S. constitutional law in light of the alternatives offered by other systems.

Modular design of chapters allows instructors to pick and choose which topics they use for comparative study

Brief chapters can be easily integrated into relevant class discussions

Chapters authored by top constitutional law scholars who frame the cases with introductory and concluding comments

Covers a broad range of contemporary constitutional issues including property rights, abortion rights, regulation of hate speech, regulation of campaign finance, and religious freedom

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195328103
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/12/2008
Series:
Global Perspectives Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Contributors viii

1 Abstract and Concrete Review Michael C. Dorf 3

2 Judicial Independence Judith Resnik 15

3 Federal Powers and the Principle of Subsidiarity Daniel Halberstam 34

4 Separation of Powers and Parliamentary Government Laurence P. Claus 48

5 Property Rights Gregory S. Alexander 59

6 Abortion Rights Radhika Rao 73

7 Review of Laws Having Racially Disparate Impacts Adrien Katherine Wing 88

8 Affirmative Action and Benign Discrimination Ashutosh Bhagwat 102

9 Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Nan D. Hunter 116

10 Review of Laws Having a Disparate Impact Based on Gender Vicki C. Jackson 130

11 Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Directed at Speech Steven G. Gey 146

12 Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Not Specifically Directed at Speech Steven G. Gey 166

13 Regulation of Hate Speech Michel Rosenfeld 181

14 Regulation of Campaign Finance Richard L. Hasen 198

15 Religious Freedom Alan E. Brownstein 214

16 The State Action Doctrine Frank I. Michelman 228

Table of cases 241

Index 245

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