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The Nevada State Constitution: A Reference Guide
     

The Nevada State Constitution: A Reference Guide

by Michael W. Bowers
 

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This in-depth reference analysis of the Nevada State Constitution is the first of its kind in that state's history. Michael W. Bowers provides a history of the struggles of Nevada to achieve territorial and state status and the effects of these battles on the state's constitution, intended for scholars, lawyers, and laypersons. Bowers analyzes the

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This in-depth reference analysis of the Nevada State Constitution is the first of its kind in that state's history. Michael W. Bowers provides a history of the struggles of Nevada to achieve territorial and state status and the effects of these battles on the state's constitution, intended for scholars, lawyers, and laypersons. Bowers analyzes the constitution section by section, highlighting political, historical, legal, and cultural factors that shaped the state's basic law. Reapportionment, the separation of powers, direct democracy, and civil rights and liberties are among the matters that he describes clearly in his discussion of Nevada's constitution and its amendments.

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Continues the series examining the constitutions of the states. Bowers (political science, U. of Nevada) recounts the struggles of Nevada to become a territory and then a state, and how these have left traces in the constitution. He analyzes the history, politics, and cultural and legal aspects of each section; and discusses such issues as reapportionment, the separation of powers, and civil rights. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313279775
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1993
Series:
Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States Series , #18
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL W. BOWERS is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Political Science at the Univerity of Nevada at Las Vegas.

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