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Originalism, federalism, and the American constitutional enterprise : a historical inquiry

Author: Edward A Purcell
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
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In this lively historical examination of American federalism, a leading scholar in the field refutes the widely accepted notion that the founding fathers carefully crafted a constitutional balance of power between the states and the federal government. Edward A. Purcell Jr. bases his argument on close analysis of the Constitution's original structure and the ways that structure both induced and accommodated changes  Read more...
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Purcell, Edward A.
Originalism, federalism, and the American constitutional enterprise.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608317153
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Purcell
ISBN: 9780300122039 0300122039 9780300212013 0300212011
OCLC Number: 104883787
Description: x, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The inquiry. --
American constitutional federalism as a normative problem --
pt. I. Structural intrinsics. --
Federalism as doubly blurred --
Federalism as fractionated --
Federalism as instrumental --
Federalism as contingent --
pt. II. Consequential dynamics. --
Kaleidoscopic politics --
Readjusting components --
Contested authorities --
Evolving understandings --
pt. III. Conclusion. --
The "arduous enterprise."
Responsibility: Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
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