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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Jan Zielonka

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book seeks to comprehend the evolving nature of the European Union following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the failure of the European Constitution. Its prime focus is the last wave of ... More


Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Frank Prochaska

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640614
eISBN:
9780191738678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a survey of a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, ... More


A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Max. M Edling

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this new interpretation of America's origins, the author argues that during the Constitutional debates, the Federalists were primarily concerned with building a state able to act vigorously in ... More


Legitimacy and Meaning: The Significance of Public Debate to the Adoption of the Constitution

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Argues that the role of debate in the struggle over ratification was significant to the adoption of the US Constitution because public debate was a necessary step in the decision‐making process ... More


Redemption Under Law

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the influence of religious ideas on legal values and experience, citing examples from religious law (especially Jewish law and the Talmud), the French civil code, and the ... More


The Final Decision

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Gives an account of the final decision of the US Supreme Court on the Florida vote in the (Bush vs Gore) US presidential election of 2000. Includes discussion of the deliberations and decisions of ... More


The European Constitution

Jeffrey S. Lantis

in The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535019
eISBN:
9780191715952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe (or European Constitution) provided a plan for deepening European integration with a centralization of power in Brussels. Supporters believed that it ... More


Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions

Sotirios A. Barber and James E. Fleming

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195328578
eISBN:
9780199855339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328578.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

What is the nature of the US Constitution? How ought it to be interpreted? Ronald Dworkin famously argued that fidelity in interpreting the Constitution as written calls for a fusion of ... More


Postscript

James D. Savage

in Making the EMU: The Politics of Budgetary Surveillance and the Enforcement of Maastricht

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238699
eISBN:
9780191696770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238699.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

This chapter considers the question of whether the Maastricht Treaty's surveillance process is sustainable despite member state noncompliant behaviour. The EU's answer to this question is one of ... More


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