James Madison and the Future of Limited Government

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John Samples, John Curtis Samples
Cato Institute, 2002 - Political Science - 246 pages
The essays in this volume use Madison to engage such contemporary issues as multiculturalism, federalism, the emerging democracies, the scope of international law, and faith-based policy and politics. This book speaks to both the past and present of the American republic.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Madisons Angels
9
Recapturing Madisons Constitution Federalism without the Blank Check
13
Madisons Constitutional Vision The Legacy of Enumerated Powers
25
The Novelty of James Madisons Constitutionalism
43
The Madisonian Legacy A Jeffersonian Perspective
59
Madison and Multiculturalism Group Representation Group Rights and Constitutionalism
71
Indians in Madisons Constitutional Order
121
James Madison on Religion and Politics
135
James Madison on Religion and Politics Conservative AntiRationalist Libertarian
147
Madison and the Revival of Pure Democracy
165
The Rule of Law and Freedom in Emerging Democracies A Madisonian Perspective
191
Governance beyond the Nation State James Madison on Foreign Policy and Universal Peace
213
CONTRIBUTORS
229
INDEX
233
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