Semblances of sovereignty : the Constitution, the state, and American citizenship (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Semblances of sovereignty : the Constitution, the state, and American citizenship

Author: T Alexander Aleinikoff
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a set of cases decided at the end of the nineteenth century, the Supreme Court declared that Congress had "plenary power" to regulate immigration, Indian tribes, and newly acquired territories. Not coincidentally, the groups subject to Congress' plenary power were primarily nonwhite and generally perceived as "uncivilized." The Court left Congress free to craft policies of assimilation, exclusion, paternalism,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T Alexander Aleinikoff
ISBN: 067400745X 9780674007451
OCLC Number: 48074196
Awards: Nominated for Ralph J. Bunche Award 2003
Description: xi, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The sovereignty cases and the pursuit of an American nation-state --
The citizen-state: from the Warren court to the Rehnquist court --
Commonwealth and the constitution: The case of Puerto Rico --
The erosion of American Indian sovereignty --
Indian tribal sovereignty beyond plenary power --
Plenary power, immigration regulation, and decentered citizenship --
Reconceptualizing sovereignty: toward a new American narrative.
Responsibility: T. Alexander Aleinikoff.

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In a set of cases decided at the end of the 19th century, the Supreme Court declared that Congress had "plenary power" to regulate immigration, Indian tribes, and new territories. Attuned to the  Read more...

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Aleinikoff examines sovereignty, citizenship, and the broader concept of membership (aliens as well as citizens) in the American nation-state and suggests that American constitutional law needs Read more...

 
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