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The Deconstitutionalization of America : The Forgotten Frailties of Democratic Rule - Roger M. Barrus

The Deconstitutionalization of America

The Forgotten Frailties of Democratic Rule

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Published: 30th July 2013
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The American Constitution held out the hope that ordinary people were capable of deciding their own fates, and in doing so it immeasurably elevated the dignity of common people. The organization and interplay of the parts that comprise the whole American government exist to provide people the opportunity to govern themselves and, at the same time, reveal the limits of democratic self-rule. The forgetting of these limits is not only destructive to the constitution but the nation as a whole.

James Madison's constitution of freedom -- Abraham Lincoln's new birth of freedom -- Woodrow Wilson's progressive constitution -- Franklin Roosevelt, the Great Depression and the rise of interest-group government --Congress : increased power and institutional weakness -- Presidential leadership and the two publics -- The modern judiciary and palliative government : still the "least dangerous branch"? -- Deconstitutionalization and American foreign policy -- National performance review and Madisonian constitutionalism : the persistence of Wilsonian administrative thought --Conclusion.

ISBN: 9780739153987
ISBN-10: 0739153986
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 30th July 2013
Publisher: University Press of America
Edition Number: 1