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Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule : Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy - John Ferejohn

Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule

Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy

By: John Ferejohn (Editor), Jack N. Rakove (Editor), Jonathan Riley (Editor), Richard F. Teichgraeber (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th November 2001
ISBN: 9780521790222
Number Of Pages: 430

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This interdisciplinary volume focuses on constitutional democracy, with special reference to the United States. The editors and contributors conceive of a constitutionalism as an ongoing process in which most members of a given community rely on certain cultural norms and practices to identify and interpret constitutional rules (written or unwritten as the case may be) that limit government power, and divide it among competing groups of leaders such that no single group has unchecked authority to pass statutes or to interpret the constitution when disputes arise.

Constitutional Democracy: Beginnings and Traditions: EditorsÆ introduction
Constitutional problematics, circa 1787
Inventing constitutional traditions: the poverty of fatalism
The birth logic of a democratic constitution
Constitutional Structure and Design
Constitutional democracy as a two-stage game
Imagining another Madisonian Republic
One and three: separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary in the Italian constitution
A political theory of Federalism
Constitutional Change and Stability
Designing an amendment process
Constitutional theory transformed
Constitutional economic transition
Institutionalizing constitutional interpretation
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ISBN: 9780521790222
ISBN-10: 0521790220
Series: Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 19th November 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.77