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a Constitution of the United States and Other Historical American Documents: Including the Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation

by United States Continental Congress

Presented here for the first time in one volume are the three founding documents of the United States and another that altered and divided the Union for a brief moment in history. • Declaration of Independence:...


The Battle of London: Trudeau, Thatcher, and the Fight for Canada's Constitution

by Frédéric Bastien & Jacob Homel

Historian Frederic Bastien describes how Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Margaret Thatcher entered one of history's most unlikely marriages of convenience in order to repatriate the Canadian Constitution.


The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide

by Seth Lipsky

An Elements of Style for how our government is supposed to work


The Magic Kingdom: Property, Monarchy, and the Maximum Republic

by Dan Hind

What would you need if you wanted to live in a democracy? What would living in a democracy be like?


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter

This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage...


The Constitution of English Literature: The State, the Nation and the Canon

by Michael Gardiner

Michael Gardiner examines

the ideology of the discipline of English Literature, arguing that it

is intimately linked with the emergence of the English State, and that it

has consequently suppressed the idea of...


Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


The Moulding of Ukraine

by Kataryna Wolczuk

With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, a number of new states were created that had little or no claim to any previous existence. Ukraine is one of the countries that faced not only political, social and...


Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, Condensed Edition: A Constitutional History of the United States, Conci

by Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman

This, the concise edition of Liberty and Union, is an abridged constitutional history of the United States, designed for short single-semester courses, comprising the key topics from Volumes 1 and 2.

Written...


The Tempting of America

by Robert H. Bork

Judge Bork shares a personal account of the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on his nomination as well as his view on politics versus the law.

In The Tempting of America, one of our most distinguished legal...


The Organizational Politics of Interest Groups: Designing Advocacy

by Darren R. Halpin

Interest groups form an important part of the development of political and social systems. This book goes beyond current literature in examining the survival and 'careers' of such groups beyond their formation....


Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 2: A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 2

by Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman

This, the second of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century to the most recent decisions of the...


Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1

by Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman

This, the first of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Anglo-American origins of the Constitution through the colonial and antebellum periods,...


Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

by Randy E. Barnett

The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's...


Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in America

by Herman Belz & Matthew Spalding

The rule of law may be the most significant and influential accomplishment of Western political thought. Nowhere expressed yet evident throughout, the United States Constitution depends on this core concept,...


A Citizen's Introduction to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

by Matthew Spalding & Edwin Meese

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are the greatest statements of human liberty ever written. They are the highest achievement of our political tradition, powerful beacons to...


The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution: A Fully Annotated Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Amendments, and Selections f

by Richard Beeman

A unique and handy guide to the law of land from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars.

Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman...


Constitutionalization Europe Union

by Berthold Rittberger & Frank Schimmelfennig

Previously published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, this volume presents a theory of constitutionalization as well as comparative analyses and case studies to underscore the claim...


The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs

by Filippo Sabetti, Barbara Allen & Mark Sproule-Jones

Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent...


Reflections on Religion, the Divine, and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo

Connections are suggested among diverse subjects which can remind the reader both of fundamental issues with respect to religion and politics and of the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures...