State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3: The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3: The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform

ISBN-10:
0791467120
ISBN-13:
9780791467121
Pub. Date:
06/01/2007
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
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State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3: The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform

Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.

This third and final volume in a series devoted to state constitutions analyzes how these documents address major constitutional issues such as the protection of rights; voting and elections; constitutional change; the legislature; the executive; the judiciary; taxing, spending, and borrowing; local government; education; and the environment. Contributors identify the strengths and weaknesses of current state constitutions, highlight the major issues confronting the states, and assess various approaches for reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791467121
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Series: SUNY series in American Constitutionalism Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
G. Alan Tarr

1. Rights
Robert F. Williams

2. The Legislative Branch
Michael E. Libonati

3. The Executive Branch
Thad Beyle

4. The Judicial Branch
G. Alan Tarr

5. Local Government
Michael E. Libonati

6. Voting and Elections
James A. Gardner

7. Constitutional Amendment and Revision
Gerald Benjamin

8. State and Local Finance
Richard Briffault

9. Education
Paul Tractenberg

10. The Environment and Natural Resources
Barton H. Thompson, Jr.

Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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