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The limits of constitutional democracy / Jeffrey K. Tulis and Stephen Macedo, editors.

Contributor(s): Tulis, Jeffrey | Macedo, Stephen, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.University Center for Human Values series: Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (vi, 353 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400836796; 1400836794; 1282821105; 9781282821101.Subject(s): Democracy -- United States | Constitutional history -- United States | Constitutional law -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Limits of constitutional democracy.DDC classification: 321.8 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Constitutional failure : ultimately attitudinal / Sotiros A. Barber -- Successful failures of the American constitution / James E. Fleming -- The disharmonic constitution / Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn -- Constitution of failure : the architectonics of a well-founded constitutional order / William F. Harris II -- "In the name of national security" : executive discretion and congressional legislation in the Civil War and World War I / Benjamin A. Kleinerman -- The possibility of constitutional statesmanship / Jeffrey K. Tulis -- Exceptions that prove the rule : embedding emergency government into everyday constitutional life / Kim Lane Schepple -- The glorious commander in chief / Adrian Vermeule -- The relational conception of war powers / Mariah Zeisberg -- Confronting war : rethinking Jackson's concurrence in Youngstown v. Sawyer / Joseph M. Bessette -- War and constitutional change / Mark E. Brandon -- Three constitutionalist responses to globalization / Jan-Werner Müller -- Constitutionalism in a theocratic world / Ran Hirschl -- Constitutional democracies, coercion, and obligations to include / Rogers M. Smith -- Omniviolence, arms control, and limited government / Daniel Deudney -- Constitutional engagement and its limits / Christopher L. Eisgruber.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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

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Jeffrey K. Tulis teaches political science at the University of Texas, Austin. His books include The Rhetorical Presidency (Princeton). Stephen Macedo is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics at Princeton University. His numerous books include Democracy at Risk .

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