The Constitution

Author: Michael Stokes Paulsen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465093299
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From war powers to health care, freedom of speech to gun ownership, religious liberty to abortion, practically every aspect of American life is shaped by the Constitution. This vital document, along with its history of political and judicial interpretation, governs our individual lives and the life of our nation. Yet most of us know surprisingly little about the Constitution itself, and are woefully unprepared to think for ourselves about recent developments in its long and storied history. The Constitution: An Introduction is the definitive modern primer on the US Constitution. Michael Stokes Paulsen, one of the nation's most provocative and accomplished scholars of the Constitution, and his son Luke Paulsen, a gifted young writer and lay scholar, have combined to write a lively introduction to the supreme law of the United States, covering the Constitution's history and meaning in clear, accessible terms. Beginning with the Constitution's birth in 1787, Paulsen and Paulsen offer a grand tour of its provisions, principles, and interpretation, introducing readers to the characters and controversies that have shaped the Constitution in the 200-plus years since its creation. Along the way, the authors provide correctives to the shallow myths and partial truths that pervade so much popular treatment of the Constitution, from school textbooks to media accounts of today's controversies, and offer powerful insights into the Constitution's true meaning. A lucid and engaging guide, The Constitution: An Introduction provides readers with the tools to think critically and independently about constitutional issues-a skill that is ever more essential to the continued flourishing of American democracy.

The Dynamic Constitution

Author: Richard H. Fallon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521600781
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Furnishes a fundamental introduction to American constitutional law for non-lawyers, covering such topics as the freedom of speech and the guarantee of equal protection, as well as the cases and personalities that have shaped constitutional law.

Our Constitution

Author: Subhash C. Kashyap
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A commentary and study.

The U S Constitution A Very Short Introduction

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195378326
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"Though the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, its impact on our lives is as recent as today's news. Claims and counterclaims about the constitutionality of governmental actions are a habit of American politics. This document, which its framers designed to limit power, often has made political conflict inevitable. It also has accommodated and legitimized the political and social changes of a vibrant, powerful democratic nation. A product of history's first modern revolution, the Constitution embraced a new formula for government: it restrained power on behalf of liberty, but it also granted power to promote and protect liberty. The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes that have shaped American constitutional history-- federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book places constitutional history within the context of American political and social history. We do not operate today under the same Constitution created by our founding fathers or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction amendments. Nor are we the same nation. As our circumstances have changed, so has our Constitution.Today we face serious challenges to the nation's constitutional legacy. Endless wars, a sharply divided electorate and deadlocked government, economic inequality, immigration, cybersecurity and privacy, and foreign interference in the nation's democratic processes, among a host of other issues, have placed demands on government and on society that test our constitutional values. Understanding how the Constitution has evolved will help us adapt its principles to the challenges of our age"--

The Constitution Of Freedom

Author: András Sajó
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191046043
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Constitutional democracy is more fragile and less 'natural' than autocracy. While this may sound surprising to complacent democrats, more and more people find autocracy attractive, because they were never forced to understand or imagine what despotism is. Generations who have lived in stable democracies with the promise that their enviable world will become the global 'normal' find government rule without constitutionalism difficult to conceive. It is difficult, but never too late, to see one's own constitutional system as something that is fragile, or up for grabs and in need of constant attention and care. In this book, András Sajó and Renáta Uitz explore how constitutionalism protects us and how it might be undone by its own means. Sajó and Uitz's intellectual history of the constitutional ideal is rich in contextual detail and informed by case studies that give an overview of both the theory and practice of constitutionalism worldwide. Classic constitutions are contrasted with twentieth-century and contemporary endeavours, and experimentations in checks and balances. Their endeavour is neither apologetic (and certainly not celebratory), nor purely defensive: this book demonstrates why constitutionalism should continue to matter. Between the rise of populist, anti-constitutional sentiment and the normalization of the apparatus of counter-terrorism, it is imperative that the political communities who seek to sustain democracy as freedom understand the importance of constitutionalism. This book is essential reading for students of law and general readers without prior knowledge of the field, as well as those in politics who believe they know how government works. It shows what is at stake in the debate on constitutionalism.

Introduction To The Study Of The Law Of The Constitution

Author: Albert Venn Dicey
Publisher: Andesite Press
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Introduction To The Constitution Of India

Author: BRIJ KISHORE SHARMA
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120350898
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Seventh Edition of this book has undergone thorough revision. It incorporates the 99th Amendment to the Constitution as also the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014. These Acts have paved the way to a new method of appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. These Acts are likely to come into force soon. All important decisions of the Supreme Court reported till the end of December 2014 have been duly referred and cited. The book has been well received as a text for the students of LL.B. and LL.M. It is specifically designed to serve the needs of candidates appearing for Civil Services and Judicial Services examination. It gives a thought provoking and update overview of the Constitution. What is New to the Seventh Edition 1. New procedure for appointment of judges of Supreme Court and the High Courts. 2. The Constitution 99th Amendment Act, 2014 and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014—included. 3. A new chapter devoted to Comptroller and Auditor General of India. 4. Mentioning the helpful role of USA in India’s freedom struggle. 5. New chapter on Cooperative Societies and The Constitution 97th Amendment Act. 6. Validating an invalid law. 7. Compulsory retirement is not punishment. 8. Power of Supreme Court under Art. 142. 9. Continuous mandamus. 10. A note on Democracy and Socialism. 11. Events before the Framing of the Constitution (Chapter 1) completely revised. 12. Principles for judging Constitutional validity. 13. Fresh comments on 3 famous cases (Mandal case, Bommai case and A.D.M. Jabalpur case). 14. Difference between Government and a Corporation. 15. Disciplinary proceedings against subordinate judiciary. 16. Numerous other updates and comments.

The Oxford Handbook Of The U S Constitution

Author: Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190245751
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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 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.

The British Constitution A Very Short Introduction

Author: Martin Loughlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199697698
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The British constitution has grown organically in response to changes in its economic, political, and social environment, and is not contained in a single authoritative text. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Loughlin examines the nature and authority of the constitution, and its challenging prospects for the future.