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Ackerman, Bruce A.

Works: 149 works in 472 publications in 3 languages and 26,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Constitution  Treaties  Commercial treaties 
Roles: Editor, Performer
Classifications: KF228.B76, 320.97309034
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The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis of 1800, presenting a revised understanding ofthe early days of two great institutions that continue to have a major impact on American history: the plebiscitarian presidency and a Supreme Court that struggles to put the presidency's claims of a popular mandate into constitutional perspective. Through close studies of two Supreme Court cases, Ackerman shows how the court integrated Federalist and Republican themes into the living Constitution of the early republic. The ink was barely dry on the Constitution when it was almost destroyed by the rise of political parties in the United States. As Bruce Ackerman shows, the Framers had not anticipated the two-party system, and when Republicans battled Federalists for the presidency in1800, the rules laid down by the Constitution exacerbated the crisis. [Publisher web site]
What Brown v. Board of Education should have said the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision ( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Its meaning, however, remains as contested as the case is celebrated. In the decades since the original decision, constitutional interpreters of all stripes have found within it different meanings. Both supporters and opponents of affirmative action have claimed the mantle of Brown, criticizing the other side for betraying its spirit. Meanwhile, the opinion itself has often been criticized as bland and uninspiring, carefully written to avoid controversy and maintain unanimity among the Justices."
Before the next attack preserving civil liberties in an age of terrorism by Bruce A Ackerman ( )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terrorist attacks regularly trigger the enactment of repressive laws, setting in motion a vicious cycle that threatens to devastate civil liberties over the twenty-first century. In this book, Bruce Ackerman peers into the future and presents a practical alternative. He proposes an ʺemergency constitutionʺ that enables government to take extraordinary actions to prevent a second strike in the short run while prohibiting permanent measures that destroy our freedom over the longer run. Ackermanʼs ʺemergency constitutionʺ exposes the dangers lurking behind the popular notion that we are fighting a ʺwarʺ on terror. He criticizes court opinions that have adopted the war framework, showing how they uncritically accept extreme presidential claims to sweeping powers. Instead of expanding the authority of the commander in chief, the courts should encourage new forms of checks and balances that allow for decisive, but carefully controlled, presidential action during emergencies. In making his case, Ackerman explores emergency provisions in constitutions of nations ranging from France to South Africa, borrowing some useful aspects and adapting others. He shows that no country today is well equipped to both fend off terrorists and preserve fundamental liberties, drawing particular attention to recent British reactions to terrorist attacks: Book jacket
The stakeholder society by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What would happen, ask Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott, if America were to make good on its promise of equal opportunity by granting every qualifying young adult a citizen's stake of eighty thousand dollars? Ackerman and Alstott argue that every U.S. citizen has the right to share in the wealth accumulated by preceding generations. The distribution of wealth is currently so skewed that the stakeholding fund could be financed by an annual tax of 2 percent on the property owned by the richest 40 percent of Americans." "Ackerman and Alstott analyze their initiative from moral, political, economic, legal, and human perspectives. By summoning the political will to initiate stakeholding, they argue, we can achieve a society that is more democratic, productive, and free."--Jacket
Bush v. Gore the question of legitimacy ( )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Supreme Court's intervention in the 2000 election will shape American law and democracy long after George W. Bush has left the White House. This book brings together a broad range of preeminent legal scholars who address the larger questions raised by the Supreme Court's actions. Did the Court's decision violate the rule of law? Did it inaugurate an era of super-politicized jurisprudence? How should Bush v. Gore change the terms of debate over the next round of Supreme Court appointments? The contributors -- Bruce Ackerman, Jack Balkin, Guido Calabresi, Steven Calabresi, Owen Fiss, Charles Fried, Robert Post, Margaret Jane Radin, Jeffrey Rosen, Jed Rubenreid, Cass Sunstein, Laurence Tribe, and Mark Tushnet -- represent a broad political spectrum. Their reactions to the case are varied and surprising, filled with sparkling argument and spirited debate
Social justice in the liberal state by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Certain to become the most important work in political theory since John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, this book presents a brilliantly original, compelling vision of a just society-a world in which each of us may live his own life in his own way without denying the same right to others. Full of provocative discussions of issues ranging from education to abortion, it makes fascinating reading for anyone concerned with the future of the liberal democratic state
The decline and fall of the American republic by Bruce A Ackerman ( )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... Shows how the institutional dynamics of the last half-century have transformed the American presidency into a potential platform for political extremism and lawlessness"--Jacket
Voting with dollars a new paradigm for campaign finance by Bruce A Ackerman ( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deliberation Day by Bruce A Ackerman ( )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruce Ackerman and James Fishkin argue that Americans can revitalize their democracy and break the cycle of cynical media manipulation that is crippling public life. They propose a new national holiday - Deliberation Day - for each presidential election year. On this day people throughout the country will meet in public spaces and engage in structured debates about issues that divide the candidates in the upcoming presidential election. Deliberation Day is a bold new proposal, but it builds on a host of smaller experiments. Over the past decade, Fishkin has initiated Deliberative Polling events in the United States and elsewhere that bring random and representative samples of voters together for discussion of key political issues. In these events, participants greatly increase their understanding of the issues and often change their minds on the best course of action. Deliberation Day is not merely a novel idea but a feasible reform. Ackerman and Fishkin consider the economic, organisational, and political questions raised by their proposal and explore its relationship to the larger ideals of liberal democracy
We the people by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clean coal/dirty air : or how the Clean air act became a multibillion-dollar bail-out for high-sulfur coal producers and what should be done about it by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private property and the Constitution by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We the people by Bruce A Ackerman ( )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of liberal revolution by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since 1989, the Cold War has ended, new nations have emerged in Eastern Europe, and revolutionary struggles to establish liberal ideals have been waged against repressive governments throughout the world. Will the promise of liberalism be realized? What can liberals do to make the most of their opportunities and construct enduring forms of political order? In this important and timely book, a leading political theorist discusses the possibility of liberal democracy in Western and Eastern Europe and offers practical suggestions for its realization. Bruce Ackerman begins by sketching the challenges faced a Western Europe free for the first time in half a century to determine its own fate without the constant intervention of the United States and the Soviet Union. Unless decisive steps are taken, this moment of promise can degenerate into a new cycle of nationalist power struggle. Revolutionary action is now required to build the foundations of a democratic federal Europe - a union strong enough to keep the peace and to combat the threat of local tyrannies." -- Publisher description
The uncertain search for environmental quality by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructing American law by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic foundations of property law by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on property law by Robert C Ellickson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is NAFTA constitutional? by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We the people by Bruce A Ackerman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Ackerman , Bruce
Ackerman, Bruce 1943-
Ackerman, Bruce A.
Ackerman , Bruce Arnold
Ackerman, Bruce Arnold 1943-
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