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A Fresh Start: Veto Players, Win Sets, and Constitutional Moments

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Veto players and win sets in a pluralitarian democracy, compared to those in a proportional regime; and in a unitary compared to a federal regime. Duverger's Law. Constitutional moments in the United ... More


Bruce Ackerman's Magic Amendment Machine

in Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226238081
eISBN:
9780226238104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238104.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides a glimpse of how Bruce Ackerman, a Yale-educated professor, attempts to use originalism to entrench Warren Court precedents and to protect them against a potential Republican ... More


Law vs. democracy?

Christopher J. Peters

in A Matter of Dispute: Morality, Democracy, and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387223
eISBN:
9780199894338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387223.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Together with Chapter 8, this chapter applies the dispute-resolution account of law to the countermajoritarian difficulty—the apparent tension between democratic government and judicially interpreted ... More


Ackerman

Mark S. Stein

in Distributive Justice and Disability: Utilitarianism against Egalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100570
eISBN:
9780300128253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100570.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Bruce Ackerman's approach to compensating the disabled and Philippe Van Parijs's adaptation of Ackerman's approach. It first considers Ackerman's two-part principle of ... More


Environmental Constitutionalism

Douglas A. Kysar

in Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120011
eISBN:
9780300163308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120011.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The U.S. Constitution is one of the few such texts in the world that fails to address explicitly environmental protection. For years, scholars and activists have advocated the constitutionalization ... More


The Perils of Public Purpose

Ilya Somin

in The Grasping Hand: "Kelo v. City of New London" and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226256603
eISBN:
9780226256740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226256740.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter outlines the harms caused by blight and economic development takings enabled by the court’s endorsement of the broad definition of public use. Such takings often destroy more economic ... More


The Perils of Public Purpose

Ilya Somin

in The Grasping Hand: 'Kelo v. City of New London' and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422169
eISBN:
9780226456829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226456829.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter outlines the harms caused by blight and economic development takings enabled by the court’s endorsement of the broad definition of public use. Such takings often destroy more economic ... More


Constitutional Learning

Andrew Arato

in Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198755982
eISBN:
9780191816987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755982.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter delves deeper into the American political theory of constitution making by exploring the ideas of Bruce Ackerman and Stephen Holmes. Their work stands out as interesting because of their ... More


Contemporary Liberal Constitutional Theory

Bruce Ackerman

in Legal Intellectuals in Conversation: Reflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737071
eISBN:
9780814745434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737071.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents an interview with Bruce Ackerman, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. He is recognized for his work in political philosophy, constitutional ... More


Provisionalism and Democratic Theory

Elisabeth Ellis

in Provisional Politics: Kantian Arguments in Policy Context

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125221
eISBN:
9780300152050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125221.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter takes a look at the relationship between provisionalism and democratic theory. The task given to provisional democratic theory is to investigate what factors and conditions make the ... More


Philosophical Ruminations: The Tension between Liberty and Equality

John Attanasio

in Politics and Capital: Auctioning the American Dream

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847029
eISBN:
9780190847050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847029.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Ideas matter. Constitutional jurisprudence decisions reflect overarching intellectual trends in society. The Buckley Constitution reflects the influence of modern individualistic libertarianism in ... More


Introduction

Mark S. Stein

in Distributive Justice and Disability: Utilitarianism against Egalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100570
eISBN:
9780300128253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100570.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Utilitarianism and egalitarianism are theories of distributive justice that both implore us to help those who can most benefit, those who can gain the greatest increase in welfare. But whereas ... More


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