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The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution
By Mark A. Graber (editor), Sanford Levinson (editor) and Mark Tushnet (editor)
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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 31, 2015
Pages 1095
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780190245757
ISBN-10 0190245751
Dimensions 2 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 4.36 lbs.
Original list price $125.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 this Handbook cover the Constitution from 1620 right through the Reagan Revolution to the present. Essays on political science detail how contemporary citizens in the United States rely extensively on political parties, interest groups, and bureaucrats to operate a constitution designed to prevent the rise of parties, interest-group politics and an entrenched bureaucracy. The essays on law explore how contemporary citizens appear to expect and accept the exertions of power by a Supreme Court, whose members are increasingly disconnected from the world of practical politics. Essays on rights discuss how contemporary citizens living in a diverse multi-racial society seek guidance on the meaning of liberty and equality, from a Constitution designed for a society in which all politically relevant persons shared the same race, gender, religion and ethnicity. Lastly, the essays on themes explain how in a "globalized" world, people living in the United States can continue to be governed by a constitution originally meant for a society geographically separated from the rest of the "civilized world." Whether a return to the pristine constitutional institutions of the founding or a translation of these constitutional norms in the present is possible remains the central challenge of U.S. constitutionalism today.


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With Sanford Levinson (other contributor), Mark Tushnet (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (August 31, 2015)
9780190245757 | details & prices | 1095 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 4.36 lbs | List price $125.00
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