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Brennan and democracy

Author: Frank I Michelman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S. constitutional law offers some powerful reflections on the idea of "constitutional democracy," a concept in which many have seen the makings of paradox. Here Frank Michelman explores the apparently conflicting commitments of a democratic governmental system where key aspects of such important social issues as affirmative action, campaign finance reform, and
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Named Person: William J Brennan; William J Brennan; William J Brennan; William J Brennan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank I Michelman
ISBN: 0691007152 9780691007151
OCLC Number: 40249734
Description: xii, 148 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Brennan's Constitutional Democracy --
Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory --
The Paradox of Constitutional Democracy --
Democracy, Individuals, and Self-Government --
The Substantive Conception of Democracy --
A Paradox of Democratic Commitment --
The Procedural Conception of Democracy --
The Remaining Possibility for Self-Government in Politics --
Politics and Knowledge --
Distrust and Democracy (Responsive Democracy with a Difference) --
Brennan on Democracy --
Brennan's Democratic Liberalism --
The Judge as Political Theorist --
Liberal Political Thought --
Justice Brennan and Liberal "Romance" --
Community --
Equality, Groups, and Positive Social Rights --
Summation: Who Is Brennan to Us?
Responsibility: Frank I. Michelman.
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"Clearly the justice would be pleased by the provocative, thoughtful, craftsmanship of this work. . . . [A] fine contribution to scholarship."--"Choice"

 
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