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We The People Volume 2

Author : Bruce Ackerman
ISBN : 9780674003972
Genre : History
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Volume 3, Publisher description: The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks's courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King's resounding cadences in "I Have a Dream," to Lyndon Johnson's leadership of Congress, to the Supreme Court's decisions redefining the meaning of equality, the movement to end racial discrimination decisively changed our understanding of the Constitution. Ackerman anchors his discussion in the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Challenging conventional legal analysis and arguing instead that constitutional politics won the day, he describes the complex interactions among branches of government--and also between government and the ordinary people who participated in the struggle. He showcases leaders such as Everett Dirksen, Hubert Humphrey, and Richard Nixon who insisted on real change, not just formal equality, for blacks and other minorities. The Civil Rights Revolution transformed the Constitution, but not through judicial activism or Article V amendments. The breakthrough was the passage of laws that ended the institutionalized humiliations of Jim Crow and ensured equal rights at work, in schools, and in the voting booth. This legislation gained congressional approval only because of the mobilized support of the American people--and their principles deserve a central place in the nation's history. Ackerman's arguments are especially important at a time when the Roberts Court is actively undermining major achievements of America' Second Reconstruction.

We The People Transformations

Author : Bruce A. Ackerman
ISBN : UOM:39015039045805
Genre : Law
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We The People Volume 2

Author : Bruce Ackerman
ISBN : 9780674736627
Genre : History
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Constitutional change, seemingly so orderly, formal, and refined, has in fact been a revolutionary process from the first, as Bruce Ackerman makes clear in We the People, Volume 2: Transformations. The Founding Fathers, hardly the genteel conservatives of myth, set America on a remarkable course of revolutionary disruption and constitutional creativity that endures to this day. After the bloody sacrifices of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party revolutionized the traditional system of constitutional amendment as they put principles of liberty and equality into higher law. Another wrenching transformation occurred during the Great Depression, when Franklin Roosevelt and his New Dealers vindicated a new vision of activist government against an assault by the Supreme Court. These are the crucial episodes in American constitutional history that Ackerman takes up in this second volume of a trilogy hailed as “one of the most important contributions to American constitutional thought in the last half-century” (Cass Sunstein, The New Republic). In each case he shows how the American people—whether led by the Founding Federalists or the Lincoln Republicans or the Roosevelt Democrats—have confronted the Constitution in its moments of great crisis with dramatic acts of upheaval, always in the name of popular sovereignty. A thoroughly new way of understanding constitutional development, We the People, Volume 2: Transformations reveals how America’s “dualist democracy” provides for these populist upheavals that amend the Constitution, often without formalities. The book also sets contemporary events, such as the Reagan Revolution and Roe v. Wade, in deeper constitutional perspective. In this context Ackerman exposes basic constitutional problems inherited from the New Deal Revolution and exacerbated by the Reagan Revolution, then considers the fundamental reforms that might resolve them. A bold challenge to formalist and fundamentalist views, this volume demonstrates that ongoing struggle over America’s national identity, rather than consensus, marks its constitutional history.

We The People Volume 3

Author : Bruce Ackerman
ISBN : 9780674416499
Genre : Law
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The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v Board of Education. Laws that ended Jim Crow and ensured equal rights at work, in schools, and in the voting booth gained congressional approval only after the American people mobilized their support.

Politische Ikonographie Und Differenzrepr Sentation

Author : Eva Marlene Hausteiner
ISBN : 9783845285405
Genre : Political Science
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Die visuelle Inszenierung von Herrschaft ist bislang durch Darstellungen von Macht und Einheit geprägt. Weniger erforscht als diese Identitätsrepräsentation ist die oft besonders produktive Seite von Differenzrepräsentation. Insbesondere in Demokratien ist die freie Artikulation von Andersheit, Verschiedenheit und Vielfalt unerlässlich für Integration, Kommunikation und politische Stabilisation. Kritik und Erneuerung demokratischer Ordnungen vollziehen sich daher auch in symbolstarken öffentlichen Auseinandersetzungen um die beiden Leitdimensionen der politischen Repräsentation, Identität und Differenz. Dieser Sonderband widmet sich darum Dimensionen der Brechung, Erweiterung und Repräsentationskämpfe kollektiver Identitäten. Die betrachteten Motive, Kampagnen und Materialien reichen von der Ikonographie demokratischer Hauptstadt- und Arbeiterwohnbauarchitektur über Obelisken, Street Art, Einbürgerungsfeiern bis zu Symbolen wie dem der Verfassung, der Transparenz und des Kreises. Mit Beiträgen von Vincent August, Lisa Bogerts, Anna Chwialkowska, Iris Därmann, Paula Diehl, Elisabeth Haas, Eva Marlene Hausteiner, Sebastian Huhnholz, Maria Jakob, Marcus Llanque, Philip Manow, Michael Minkenberg, Lena Sophia Schacht, Daniel Schulz, Felix Steilen, Siegfried Weichlein.

The Ninth Amendment

Author : Kathy Furgang
ISBN : 9781448823307
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book is an introduction to the Ninth Amendment which empowers the people as it guarantees protection of unenumerated rights.

Sterreichische Zeitschrift F R Politikwissenschaft

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122348993
Genre : Austria
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Contemporary Authors

Author : Scot Peacock
ISBN : 0787646040
Genre : Authors
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The Tocqueville Review

Author : Tocqueville Society
ISBN : UOM:39015066113765
Genre : France
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American Constitutional Interpretation

Author : Walter F. Murphy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105064230282
Genre : Law
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This undergaduate text uses original essays, cases and materials to study the very enterprise by which a constitution is interpreted and a constitutional government created. It explores the American polity as both a constitutional and democratic entity. This volume is organized around a set of basic interrogatives: What is the constitution that is to be interpreted? Who are its authoritative interpreters? How do they go about their interpretive tasks?

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