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Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance

Author: Sanford Levinson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanford Levinson
ISBN: 9780199890750 0199890757
OCLC Number: 835956310
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-437 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction ; 2 Of Compromise and Constitutions ; 3 What is the pint of preambles? ; 4 How does a <"Republican Form of Government>" differ from <"Democracy>"? ; 5 Elections and a Republican form of government ; 6 Bicameralism ; 7 If two opinions are good, is a third opinion (with the power of most of the time absolutely to kill the decision of the first two opinion-makers) even better? ; 8 Presidentialism (and <"gubernatorialism>") ; 9 So what, precisely, does one get, as a constitutional matter, upon being elected president? ; 10 Presidential duration in office, the possibility of impeachment, and the role of the vice president ; 11 Divided government ; 12 How <"independent>" a judiciary do we really want? ; 13 On the judiciary (and Supreme Court) as guardian of the Constitution ; 14 Federalism ; 15 Amendment ; 16 Emergency Powers ; 17 Conclusion ; Notes ; Index
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