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The constitution goes to college : five constitutional ideas that have shaped the American university

Author: Rodney A Smolla
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
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In this book, the author deftly uses the American university as a lens through which to view the Constitution in action. Drawing on landmark cases and conflicts played out on college campuses, he demonstrates how five key constitutional ideas are not only fiercely contested on college campuses, but also dominate the shape and identity of American university life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smolla, Rodney A.
Constitution goes to college.
New York : New York University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010041975
(OCoLC)667990396
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney A Smolla
ISBN: 9780814783788 0814783783 9780814788561 0814788564
OCLC Number: 727949763
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
Contents: Five constitutional ideas that have influenced the identity of American universities --
Academic freedom and the living constitution --
The public and the private sphere --
Rights and privileges --
Ordered liberty --
Competing conceptions of equality.
Responsibility: Rodney A. Smolla.
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In this book, the author deftly uses the American university as a lens through which to view the Constitution in action. Drawing on landmark cases and conflicts played out on college campuses, he demonstrates how five key constitutional ideas are not only fiercely contested on college campuses, but also dominate the shape and identity of American university life.

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"Smolla displays a special grasp of issues our college students face that are affected by the Constitution of the United States. He has given deep and clear thought to the relationship between the Read more...

 
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