How Democratic Is the American Constitution

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  • Author : Robert A. Dahl
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN : 0300133723
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How Democratic Is the American Constitution

How Democratic Is the American Constitution
  • Author : Robert A. Dahl
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 10 November 2003
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In this provocative book, one of our most eminent political scientists questions the extent to which the American Constitution furthers democratic goals. Robert Dahl reveals the Constitution's potentially antidemocratic elements and explains why they are there, compares the American constitutional system to other democratic systems, and explores how we might alter our political system to achieve greater equality among citizens. In a new chapter for this second edition, he shows how increasing differences in state populations revealed by the Census

A Preface to Democratic Theory Expanded Edition

A Preface to Democratic Theory  Expanded Edition
  • Author : Robert A. Dahl
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 29 May 2013
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Robert Dahl’s Preface helped launch democratic theory fifty years ago as a new area of study in political science, and it remains the standard introduction to the field. Exploring problems that had been left unsolved by traditional thought on democracy, Dahl here examines two influential models—the Madisonian, which represents prevailing American doctrine, and its recurring challenger, populist theory—arguing that they do not accurately portray how modern democracies operate. He then constructs a model more consistent with how

The Democracy Sourcebook

The Democracy Sourcebook
  • Author : Robert A. Dahl,Ian Shapiro,Jose Antonio Cheibub
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 15 August 2003
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The Democracy Sourcebook offers a collection of classic writings and contemporary scholarship on democracy, creating a book that can be used by undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of courses, including American politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political philosophy. The editors have chosen substantial excerpts from the essential theorists of the past, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, Alexis de Tocqueville, and the authors of The Federalist Papers; they place them side by side with the work

Constitutions and the Classics

Constitutions and the Classics
  • Author : Denis Galligan
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 11 December 2014
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The period from the fifteenth century to the late eighteenth century was one of critical importance to British constitutionalism. Although the seeds were sown in earlier eras, it was at this point that the constitution was transformed to a system of representative parliamentary government. Changes at the practical level of the constitution were accompanied by a wealth of ideas on constitutions written from different - and often competing - perspectives. Hobbes and Locke, Harrington, Hume, and Bentham, Coke, the Levellers,

South Africa s Crisis of Constitutional Democracy

South Africa s Crisis of Constitutional Democracy
  • Author : Robert A. Licht,Bertus De Villiers
  • Publisher : American Enterprise Institute
  • Release : 02 December 1994
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One of the most dramatic developments of the final decades of the 20th century is the unravelling of apartheid in the Republic of South Africa. The question that the world asks is, Will this evolution result in the first true liberal democracy in sub-Saharan Africa - one founded on self-government and full and equal citizenship for all'.

The Spirit of American Government

The Spirit of American Government
  • Author : J. Allen Smith
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release : 01 May 2006
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Democracy-government by the people, or directly responsible to them-was not the object which the framers of the American Constitution had in view, but the very thing which they wished to avoid. In the convention which drafted that instrument it was recognized that democratic ideas had made sufficient progress among the masses to put an insurmountable obstacle in the way of any plan of government which did not confer at least the form of political power upon the people. Accordingly the

10 Steps to Repair American Democracy

10 Steps to Repair American Democracy
  • Author : Steven Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 03 December 2015
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In 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy Steven Hill addresses the problems plaguing the US political system, outlining his ten-step program to improve American democracy. He proposes specific reforms to give voters more choices at the ballot box, boost voter turnout, reduce Senate 'filibustering' and end excessive corporate dominance. In the face of mounting cynicism about the US political system, 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy is a refreshing blueprint for how to resurrect the Founders' democratic vision. It will change the

America s Constitutional Soul

America s Constitutional Soul
  • Author : Harvey Claflin Mansfield
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 02 December 1991
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Focusing on the elections of 1980, 1982, and 1984, Mansfield critiques contemporary conservatism for its ignorance of the political theory implicit in the Constitution. "Provides food for thought' for both left' and right, ' and in particular for the American citizens about whom this book is concerned."--Bradley A. Kletscher, Constitutional Commentary. The Johns Hopkins Series in Constitutional Thought. Sotirios A. Barber and Jeffery K. Tulis, Series Editors.

On Political Equality

On Political Equality
  • Author : Robert A. Dahl
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 01 January 2007
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Robert A. Dahl, one of the world's most influential and respected political scientists, has spent a lifetime exploring the institutions and practices of democracy in such landmark books as Who Governs?, On Democracy, and How Democratic Is the American Constitution? Here, Dahl looks at the fundamental issue of equality and how and why governments have fallen short of their democratic ideals. At the center of the book is the question of whether the goal of political equality is so far

Judicial Independence and the American Constitution

Judicial Independence and the American Constitution
  • Author : Martin H. Redish
  • Publisher : Stanford Law Books
  • Release : 02 December 2022
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The Framers of the American Constitution took special pains to ensure that the governing principles of the republic were insulated from the reach of simple majorities. Only super-majoritarian amendments could modify these fundamental constitutional dictates. The Framers established a judicial branch shielded from direct majoritarian political accountability to protect and enforce these constitutional limits. Paradoxically, only a counter-majoritarian judicial branch could ensure the continued vitality of our representational form of government. This important lesson of the paradox of American democracy

The Oxford Handbook of the U S Constitution

The Oxford Handbook of the U S  Constitution
  • Author : Mark Tushnet,Mark A. Graber,Sanford Levinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 31 July 2015
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The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution offers a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture. This Handbook enables readers within and beyond the U.S. to develop a critical comprehension of the literature on the Constitution, along with accessible and up-to-date analysis. The historical essays included in