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Framed [electronic resource]: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

Sanford Levinson
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780199890750 (hardback : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Of compromises and constitutions
  • What is the point of preambles (in contrast to the rest of a constitution)?
  • How does a "republican form of government" differ from "democracy" (and to which should we be committed today)?
  • Elections and a republican form of government
  • Bicameralism
  • If two opinions are good, is a third opinion (with the power to kill the decisions of the first two opinion-makers) even better?
  • Presidentialism (and gubernatorialism)
  • So what, precisely, does one get, as a constitutional matter, upon being elected president?
  • Executive duration in office, the possibility of impeachment, and the role of the vice president
  • Divided government
  • How "independent" a judiciary do we really want?
  • On the judiciary (and supreme court) as guardian of the constitution
  • Federalism
  • Amendment
  • "Exigencies," "emergencies," and adherence to constitutional norms (and settlements).
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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