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Essentials Of The American Constitution : Essentials of Political Science - Charles H. Sheldon

Essentials Of The American Constitution

Essentials of Political Science

Paperback Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780813368559
Number Of Pages: 196

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Examines the five closely integrated components that make up the Constitutions fundamental law to show how the components more often than not work together, assisting, explaining and reinforcing one another. Constitutional politics is the continued search for equilibrium between grants of power and the limits placed on that power. examines five closely integrated components which make up the fundamental law: the Compact, Separation of Powers, Federalism, Representation, and the Bill of Rights. It is the interaction among these components that give the constitution its dynamism, and landmark decisions handed down by the Supreme Court involve two or more of them.This books unique approach shows how the components often work together, assisting, explaining, or reinforcing one another. Providing an overview of the fundamental principles of the American Constitution, the author gives a firm foundation for students interested in American Government and Politics, Constitutional Law or Civil Liberties.

Author's Prefacep. vii
Editor's Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Politics of Judicial Review: Accountability Versus Independencep. 17
The Compact: "We the People do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America"p. 45
Separation of Powers: Exclusive of Mixed?p. 63
Federalism: The Constitutional Division of Powerp. 77
Representationp. 97
The Bill of Rights: What Belongs to the Individual and What Belongs to Society?p. 117
The Holistic Constitutionp. 141
The Constitution of the United Statesp. 155
Table of Supreme Court Casesp. 183
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780813368559
ISBN-10: 0813368553
Series: Essentials of Political Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1