The limits of constitutional democracy / Jeffrey K. Tulis and Stephen Macedo, editors. - Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010. - 1 online resource (vi, 353 pages). - JSTOR eBooks University Center for Human Values series . - University Center for Human Values series. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Constitutional failure : ultimately attitudinal / Successful failures of the American constitution / The disharmonic constitution / Constitution of failure : the architectonics of a well-founded constitutional order / "In the name of national security" : executive discretion and congressional legislation in the Civil War and World War I / The possibility of constitutional statesmanship / Exceptions that prove the rule : embedding emergency government into everyday constitutional life / The glorious commander in chief / The relational conception of war powers / Confronting war : rethinking Jackson's concurrence in Youngstown v. Sawyer / War and constitutional change / Three constitutionalist responses to globalization / Constitutionalism in a theocratic world / Constitutional democracies, coercion, and obligations to include / Omniviolence, arms control, and limited government / Constitutional engagement and its limits / Sotiros A. Barber -- James E. Fleming -- Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn -- William F. Harris II -- Benjamin A. Kleinerman -- Jeffrey K. Tulis -- Kim Lane Schepple -- Adrian Vermeule -- Mariah Zeisberg -- Joseph M. Bessette -- Mark E. Brandon -- Jan-Werner Müller -- Ran Hirschl -- Rogers M. Smith -- Daniel Deudney -- Christopher L. Eisgruber. Conclusion:

Constitutional democracy is at once a flourishing idea filled with optimism and promise-and an enterprise fraught with limitations. Uncovering the reasons for this ambivalence, this book looks at the difficulties of constitutional democracy, and reexamines fundamental questions: What is constitutional democracy? When does it succeed or fail? Can constitutional democracies conduct war? Can they preserve their values and institutions while addressing new forms of global interdependence? The authors gathered here interrogate constitutional democracy's meaning in order to illuminate its future. The book examines key themes-the issues of constitutional failure, the problem of emergency power and whether constitutions should be suspended when emergencies arise; the dilemmas faced when constitutions-provide and restrict executive power during wartime; and whether constitutions can adapt to such globalization challenges as immigration, religious resurgence, and nuclear arms proliferation. --From publisher's description.

9781400836796 1400836794 1282821105 9781282821101

22573/cttsk8m JSTOR

Democracy--United States.
Constitutional history--United States.
Constitutional law--United States.

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