State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1: The Politics of State Constitutional Reform

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1: The Politics of State Constitutional Reform

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ISBN-13: 9780791466148
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Series: SUNY series in American Constitutionalism Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

At Rutgers University at Camden, G. Alan Tarr is Director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies and Robert F. Williams is Associate Director. Tarr is also Distinguished Professor of Political Science and author of Understanding State Constitutions. Williams is also Distinguished Professor of Law and author of State Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials, Third Edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction
G. Alan Tarr

PART I: Constitutional Commissions and Constitutional Reform

1. Constitutional Revision in Florida: Planning, Politics, Policy, and Publicity
Rebecca Mae Salokar

2. Constitutional Revision in California: The Triumph of Amendment over Revision
Bruce E. Cain

3. Adopting a New Constitution: Lessons from Virginia
A. E. Dick Howard

PART II: Putting Constitutional Reform on the Agenda

4. Constitutional Reform in Alabama: Long Time in Coming
H. Bailey Thomson

5. The Mandatory Constitutional Convention Question Referendum: The New York Experience in National Context
Gerald Benjamin

6. Direct Democracy and Constitutional Reform: Campaign Finance Initiatives in Colorado
Anne G. Campbell

Appendix: Mechanisms for State Constitutional Change

Contributors
Index

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