The History, Philosophy and Structure of the American Constitution / Edition 1

The History, Philosophy and Structure of the American Constitution / Edition 1

by Douglas W. Kmiec, Stephen B. Presser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870842617

ISBN-13: 9780870842610

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company OH

The Fourth Edition of The History, Philosophy, and Structure of the American Constitution is designed for a two- or three-semester-hour course on the historical and philosophical antecedents as well as the case law of the separation of powers and federalism. It links the ""roots"" of the American government to its structural design.

The book is designed to

Overview

The Fourth Edition of The History, Philosophy, and Structure of the American Constitution is designed for a two- or three-semester-hour course on the historical and philosophical antecedents as well as the case law of the separation of powers and federalism. It links the ""roots"" of the American government to its structural design.

The book is designed to meet the needs of professors of political science, government, history, and public policy by supplying a casebook that is at once accessible to study by virtue of generous chapter overviews, skillful case selection and editing, and extended introductions and following notes and questions. In addition, out of abundant respect for the rich intellectual tradition that exists within the university, this book fully reflects that Supreme Court cases emerge from history, and history itself reflects centuries of political and philosophical understanding.

This book is supplemented annually.

The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870842610
Publisher:
Anderson Publishing Company OH
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
662
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND NATURAL LAW BASIS OF THE AMERICAN ORDER: REMOTE AND IMMEDIATE ANCESTORS

Chapter 2 FASHIONING A WRITTEN CONSTITUTION FROM DECLARED NATURAL RIGHT

Chapter 3 A STRUCTURALLY-DIVIDED, BUT WORKABLE, GOVERNMENT

Chapter 4 A LIMITED GOVERNMENT OF ENUMERATED POWER

Table of Cases
Table of Articles
Index

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