The Constitution of the United States of America : a contextual analysis /

"This is the second edition of Professor Tushnet's short critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around two themes: first, the U.S. Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. Second, the Constitution creates...

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Main Author: Tushnet, Mark V., 1945-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Hart Publishing, 2015
Edition:Second edition
Series:Constitutional systems of the world
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505 0 |a An overview of the history of the US Constitution -- The constitutional politics of the legislative branch -- The constitutional politics of the executive branch -- The constitutional politics of the judicial branch -- Federalism and the reach of national power -- The substance of individual rights under the Constitution -- The processes of constitutional change 
520 |a "This is the second edition of Professor Tushnet's short critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around two themes: first, the U.S. Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. Second, the Constitution creates a structure of political opportunities that allows political actors, including political parties, to pursue the preferred policy goals even to the point of altering the very structure of politics. Deploying these themes to examine the structure of the national government, federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, the book provides basic information about, and deeper insights into, the way the US constitutional system has developed and what it means today"--Unedited summary from book cover 
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