The Constitution Today

The Constitution Today


  • Author : Akhil Reed Amar
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Law
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780465096343


The Constitution Today Book Description :

"I don't think there is anyone in the academy these days capable of more patient and attentive reading of the constitutional text than Akhil Amar."--Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of Books When the stories that lead our daily news involve momentous constitutional questions, present-minded journalists and busy citizens cannot always see the stakes clearly. In The Constitution Today, Akhil Reed Amar, America's preeminent constitutional scholar, considers the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the last two decades--from gun control to gay marriage, affirmative action to criminal procedure, presidential dynasties to congressional dysfunction, Bill Clinton's impeachment to Obamacare. He shows how the Constitution's text, history, and structur...

Edward S  Corwin s Constitution and What It Means Today

Edward S Corwin s Constitution and What It Means Today


  • Author : Edward S. Corwin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-02
  • Genre: Law
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  • ISBN 10 : 1400820057


Edward S Corwin s Constitution and What It Means Today Book Description :

For over seventy-five years Edward S. Corwin's text has been a basic reference in the study of U.S. Constitutional Law. The 14th edition, the first new edition since 1973, brings the volume up to date through 1977. In this classic work, historian Edward Corwin presented the text of the U.S. Constitution along with his own commentary on its articles, sections, clauses, and amendments. Corwin was a renowned authority on constitutional law and jurisprudence, and was hired at Princeton University by Woodrow Wilson in 1905. Far from being an impersonal textbook, Corwin's edition was full of opinion. Not afraid to express his own strong views of the development of American law, Corwin offered piquant descriptions of the debates about the meaning of clauses...

The Politics Today Companion To the British Constitution
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The Politics Today Companion To the British Constitution


  • Author : Colin Pilkington
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-09-11
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 071905303X


The Politics Today Companion To the British Constitution Book Description :

This companion to the British Constitution was born out of the view that the tendency for modern political studies to concentrate on processes rather than structures results in a failure to understand basic political terminology. Readers coming to politics for the first time often do not have the basic vocabulary with which to understand the subject. This book is an attempt to provide that basic vocabulary. An introductory survey of concepts relating to the constitutional framework leads to a glossary in which basic terminology is clearly defined and extensively cross-referenced. The glossary can therefore be used as a reference to find the meaning of a word or expression, as an aid to developing a newcomer's ideas or to provide illustrative material...

The Constitution of Ancient China

The Constitution of Ancient China


  • Author : Su Li
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691171593


The Constitution of Ancient China Book Description :

How was the vast ancient Chinese empire brought together and effectively ruled? What are the historical origins of the resilience of contemporary China's political system? In The Constitution of Ancient China, Su Li, China's most influential legal theorist, examines the ways in which a series of fundamental institutions, rather than a supreme legal code upholding the laws of the land, evolved and coalesced into an effective constitution. Arguing that a constitution is an institutional response to a set of issues particular to a specific society, Su Li demonstrates how China unified a vast territory, diverse cultures, and elites from different backgrounds into a whole. He delves into such areas as uniform weights and measurements, the standardization ...