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Constitutions

  • Constitutional Dialoguesby Louis Fisher

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Who makes constitutional law? Is constitutional doctrine the monopoly of the courts? In accessible and persuasive prose Louis Fisher explains that constitutional law is not solely or even primarily the Supreme Court's "final word" but rather a richly political convergence of separate interpretations. With a broad range of examples, he argues that... more...

  • The State and Political Theoryby Martin Carnoy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    Martin Carnoy clarifies the important contemporary debate on the social role of an increasingly complex State. He analyzes the most recent recasting of Marxist political theories in continental Europe, the Third World, and the United States; sets the new theories in a context of past thinking about the State; and argues for the existence of a major... more...

  • The Meaning of More's Utopiaby George M. Logan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Examining its relation to ancient and Renaissance political thought, George M. Logan sees Thomas More's Utopia whole, in all its ironic complexity. He finds that the book is not primarily a prescriptive work that restates the ideals of Christian humanism or warns against radical idealism, but an exploration of a particular method of political study... more...

  • Power in Numbersby James DeNardo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This book explores the logic of struggle between radical movements and incumbent regimes, and develops a general theory of strategy in protests, uprisings, and rebellions. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Finding the Meanby Stephen G. Salkever

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    Stephen Salkever shows that reading Aristotle is a starting point for discussing contemporary political problems in new ways that avoid the opposition between liberal individualism and republican communitarianism, between the politics of rights and the politics of virtues. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • The "Lit de Justice" of the Kings of Franceby Sarah Hanley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.50

    In this study of the Lit de Justice assembly, Sarah Hanley draws on history, legend, ritual, and discourse to show how constitutional ideologies were propagated in the Grand-chambre of the Parlement of Paris during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Approaching the U.S. Constitutionby Kerry L. Hunter

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage the Court to intentionally serve as the nation?s collective conscience, just as it did in Brown v. Board of Education . more...

  • The Rule of Lawby Jørgen Møller; Svend-Erik Skaaning

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Through critical analysis of key concepts and measures of the rule of law, this book shows that the choice of definitions and measures affects descriptive and explanatory findings about nomocracy. It argues a constitutionalist legacy from centuries ago explains why European civilizations display higher adherence to rule of law than other countries.... more...

  • United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1932-1952by Michael J. Dubin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is the definitive record of election results in all states' gubernatorial races from 1932 to 1952 for every candidate who received at least 1 percent of the total vote. It offers the reader both state and county level voting details of the highest directly elected office in the nation. Virtually all candidates are identified by party... more...

  • A History of Thailandby Chris Baker; Pasuk Phongpaichit

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    A History of Thailand offers a lively and accessible account of Thailand's political, economic, social and cultural history. more...