how democratic is the american constitution

How Democratic Is The American Constitution
Author: Robert A. Dahl
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2003-11-10
Pages: 240
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The author argues that certain aspects of the American Constitution are deeply flawed and detract from a purely democratic society and includes discussions on the electoral college, the Federalist Papers, and proportional representation.

How Democratic Is The Constitution
Author: Robert A. Goldwin
Publisher: A E I Press
Release Date: 1980
Pages: 150
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The U  S  Constitution
Author: Carla Mooney
Publisher: Build It Yourself (Hardcover)
Release Date: 2016
Pages: 128
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"Focus on social studies"--Page 4 of cover.

Democracy And The Us Constitution
Author: Joel M. Sipress
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2019-07-15
Pages: 144
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Embracing an argument-based model for teaching history, the Debating American History series encourages students to participate in a contested, evidence-based discourse about the human past. Each book poses a question that historians debate--How democratic was the U.S. Constitution? or Why did civil war erupt in the United States in 1861?--and provides abundant primary sources so that students can make their own efforts at interpreting the evidence. They can then use that analysis to construct answers to the big question that frames the debate and argue in support of their position. Democracy and the US Constitution poses this big question: How democratic was the U.S. Constitution?

Judicial Independence And The American Constitution
Author: Martin H. Redish
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Pages: 272
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Framers of the American Constitution took special pains to ensure that the governing principles of the republic were insulated from the reach of simple majorities. Only super-majoritarian amendments could modify these fundamental constitutional dictates. The Framers established a judicial branch shielded from direct majoritarian political accountability to protect and enforce these constitutional limits. Paradoxically, only a counter-majoritarian judicial branch could ensure the continued vitality of our representational form of government. This important lesson of the paradox of American democracy has been challenged and often ignored by office holders and legal scholars. Judicial Independence and the American Constitution provocatively defends the centrality of these special protections of judicial independence. Martin H. Redish explains how the nation's system of counter-majoritarian constitutionalism cannot survive absent the vesting of final powers of constitutional interpretation and enforcement in the one branch of government expressly protected by the Constitution from direct political accountability: the judicial branch. He uncovers how the current framework of American constitutional law has been unwisely allowed to threaten or undermine these core precepts of judicial independence.

American Constitutional Law
Author: Donald P. Kommers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 1095
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

A Preface To Democratic Theory  Expanded Edition
Author: Robert A. Dahl
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2006-09-15
Pages: 176
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For this fiftieth-anniversary edition, Dahl has written an extensive new afterword that reevaluates Madisonian theory in light of recent research. And in a new foreword, he reflects back on his influential volume and the ways his views have evolved since he wrote it. For any student or scholar of political science, this new material is an essential update on a gold standard in the evolving field of democratic theory.

The Founding Fathers V  The People
Author: Anthony King
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2012-01-02
Pages: 242
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The founding fathers emphasized a system in which “the people” were allowed to play only a limited role. Radical democrats insisted that the people, and only the people, should rule. Anthony King shows how this initial conflict has played out in the turmoil of our nation’s public life, and he offers a way to address it.

South Africa S Crisis Of Constitutional Democracy
Author: Robert A. Licht
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
Release Date: 1994
Pages: 261
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is designed to help bring about the desired transition to liberal democracy in South Africa, particularly as the deliberations about a permanent constitution get under way.

Democracy In America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 464
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America. Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. With an Original Preface and Notes by John C. Spencer. New York: Adlard and Saunders, 1838. xxx, 464 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025957. ISBN 1-58477-249-2. * Reprint of the first English-language edition. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville [1805-1859] and Gustave de Beaumont [fl.1835] were sent to the United States by the French government to study American prisons, which were renowned for their progressive and humane methods. They were pleased to accept this assignment because they were intrigued by the idea of American democracy. Tocqueville and Beaumont spent nine months in the country, traveling as far west as Michigan and as far south as New Orleans. Throughout the tour, Tocqueville used his social connections to arrange meetings with several prominent and influential thinkers of the day. He recorded his thoughts on the structure of the government and the judicial system, and commented on everyday people and the nation's political culture and social institutions. His observations on slavery, in particular, are impassioned and critical. These notes formed the basis of Democracy in America. This landmark work initiated a dialogue about the nature of democracy and the United States and its people that continues to this day.