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Constitutions

  • Where Our Protection Liesby Dimitrios Kyritsis

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 64.99

    Should courts be able to scrutinize primary legislation for its compatibility with human rights? Focusing on the value of the separation of powers, Kyritsis offers an innovative discussion of the role of constitutional courts and the scope of judicial review, and a normative theory of the constitutional review of legislative action. more...

  • How to Resistby Matthew Bolton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    An inspiring and practical set of seven principles to enact lasting change in our communities 'This book is for people who are angry with the ways things are and want to do something about it; for people who are frustrated with the system, or worried about the direction the country is going. Maybe they've been on a march, posted their opinions... more...

  • Legitimacy Gapby Vincent Depaigne

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 74.99

    This book addresses the 'legitimacy gap' created by the removal of religion as a source of legitimacy for the foundation of secular states, when many of the world's states are still profoundly religious but require procedural, rather than substantive, grounds for constitutional arrangements. more...

  • The Power of the Presidencyby Robert S. Hirschfield

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The American presidency is the most powerful political office in the world. But this impressive statement serves only to raise a whole series of fundamental questions: What is the scope of presidential powers and what are its limits? Can the president use all the authority of his office or is that authority more formal than effective? Does the presidency... more...

  • Constitutional Dictatorshipby Clinton Rossiter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    How should the United States be governed during times of crisis? Definitely not as we are in times of tranquility, asserts this classic study. The war on terrorism is a case in point. The horrors of terror attacks on the United States have forced Americans to accept legislative changes that might be unthinkable at other times. The "inescapable truth,"... more...

  • The Generative Principle of Political Constitutionsby Joseph de Maistre

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Joseph de Maistre had no doubt that the root causes of the French Revolution were intellectual and ideological. The degeneration of its first immense hopes into the Reign of Terror was not the result of a ruthless competition for power or of prospects of war. He echoed Voltaire's boast that "books did it all." The philosophers of the Enlightenment... more...

  • Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitutionby Evan Gerstmann

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    A clearly written and accessible explanation of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, its reasoning, and the consequences and controversies surrounding it. more...

  • Al-Qaida in Afghanistanby Anne Stenersen

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This book presents an alternative narrative of al-Qaida's aims, goals and strategies prior to the events of 9/11. more...

  • Constitutional Preamblesby Wim Voermans; Maarten Stremler; Paul Cliteur

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    While their use and significance have increased in recent decades, constitutional preambles have received only scant attention in academic literature. This presents a uniquely quantitative and qualitative analysis of all the preambles currently in force around the world and addresses fascinating questions concerning their occurrence, content, style,... more...

  • The American Readerby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 5.99

    The three most important documents in American history—expanded and explained. In the centuries since the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, as well as its Bill of the Rights, the liberties set forth within these documents have faced many challenges, including war, unrest, political debate,... more...