Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance /

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Main Author: Levinson, Sanford, 1941-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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245 1 0 |a Framed :  |b America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance /  |c Sanford Levinson 
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300 |a viii, 437 p. ;  |c 25 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0 |a Of compromise and constitutions -- What is the pint of preambles? -- How does a "republican form of government" differ from "democracy"? -- Elections and a republican form of government -- Bicameralism -- If two opinions are good, is a third opinion (with the power of most of the time absolutely to kill the decision 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? -- Presidential 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 -- Emergency powers 
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650 0 |a Constitutional law  |z United States 
650 0 |a Federal government  |z United States 
650 0 |a Separation of powers  |z United States 
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