American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004 - Political Science - 1095 pages
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A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be and is nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law: Volume 1 Governmental Powers and Democracy, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts tradition from which it emerges, it goes beyond the facts and rulings of the great cases in American constitutional law to engage important issues of political theory and the nature of our constitutional democracy. Although the focus is on American constitutional law, Kommers, Finn, and Jacobsohn break new ground by incorporating comparative materials that enrich the study of the American Constitution by challenging the reader to assess American constitutional values in light of other traditions and understandings of constitutional governance. In an era of constitutional globalization, this new edition of a distinguished text is essential to an appreciation of tradition and diversity.Volume 1 focuses on governmental structures and relationships and includes a new chapter on elections and political representation.

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Contents

Parti
9
The Constitution and Its Interpretation
31
Part
57
Copyright

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Donald P. Kommers is Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Notre Dame University. John E. Finn is professor of government at Wesleyan University. Gary J. Jacobsohn is Patterson-Banister Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin.

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