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The Resource Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)

Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)

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Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance
Title
Framed
Title remainder
America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance
Statement of responsibility
Sanford Levinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levinson, Sanford
Dewey number
342.7302
LC call number
KF4530
LC item number
.L48 2012
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Federal government
  • Separation of powers
Label
Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000622895
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199890750
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001177
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000622895
Label
Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000622895
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199890750
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001177
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000622895

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