We the People, Volume 2: Transformations (BOK)

Bruce A. Ackerman

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This text argues that constitutional change, seemingly so orderly, formal, and refined, has in fact been a revolutionary process from the first. The Founding Fathers not being the genteel conservatives of myth, set America on a course of revolutionary disruption and constitutional creativity that endures at the close of the millennium. Citing examples like the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, the Great Depression and the New Dealers the author shows how the constitution was changed by these events. He demonstrates how the American people have confronted the Constitution in its moments of crisis with dramatic acts of upheaval, always in the name of popular sovereignty. The book also sets contemporary events, such as the Reagan revolution and "Roe versus Wade", in deeper constitutional perspective and considers fundamental reforms that might resolve them.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter Bruce A. Ackerman
ISBN 9780674003972
Antall sider 538 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 690 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Constitution: government & the state, Constitutional & administrative law