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Reflections on War and Peace and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

This book connects diverse subjects that remind the reader of fundamental issues with respect to war/peace and politics. It examines the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures dealing with...


Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Democratization is conceived as an unending struggle by the poor majority against the small elite of wealth, status, and power. This book is a critical, comparative, and global approach to the study of democratization...


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

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...


Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens Little, Brown and Company (April 22, 2014)

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


The Supreme Court and the Constitution

by Charles A. Beard Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

A thorough analysis of the early history and development of judicial review, this book by a preeminent scholar ranks among the most cited and highly regarded texts on law and government.


The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs

by Mark Sproule-Jones, Barbara Allen, Filippo Sabetti & Audun Sandberg et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2008)

Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent...


Reflections on Religion, the Divine, and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

Connections are suggested among diverse subjects which can remind the reader both of fundamental issues with respect to religion and politics and of the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures...


Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment: Enforcing Liberty and Equality in the States

by William B. Glidden Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

In Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment, William B. Glidden examines the misuse of the fourteenth amendment.


Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

by Ralph A. Rossum Lexington Books (September 12, 2001)

Abraham Lincoln worried that the 'walls' of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the 'silent artillery of time.' His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which,...


Constitutional Debate in Action: Civil Rights and Liberties

by H. L. Pohlman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 20, 2005)

Taking into account the political and intellectual forces that shape Supreme Court decisions, Constitutional Debate in Action examines how and why the United States Constitution continues to grow and adapt to...


The Crown and Canadian Federalism

by D. Michael Jackson Dundurn (August 12, 2013)

Following Queen Elizabeth II's historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author...


The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America's Founding Document

by Andrew E. Busch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2007)

The Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the United States. But to what extent do candidates and parties make constitutional arguments in the course of American elections? By examining party...


Justice in the United States: Human Rights and the Constitution

by Judith Blau & Alberto Moncada Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 03, 2006)

All populations, including people living in the United States experience new vulnerabilities with globalization. Peoples' jobs are threatened; there are pressures to migrate; and environmental degradation is...


American Coup: How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution

by William M. Arkin Little, Brown and Company (September 10, 2013)

A stunning exploration of the subtle erosion of freedom in an age of concocted fear and de facto military authority.

When we think of a military coup, the first image that comes to mind is a general, standing...


Colonial Constitutionalism: The Tyranny of United States' Offshore Territorial Policy and Relations

by Robert E. Statham Jr. Lexington Books (December 17, 2001)

This book's focused case studies analyze each of America's quasi-colonies, revealing how the perpetuation of a this 'imperialist' strategy has rendered the inhabitants second class citizens.


Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases and Documents

by Vincent Phillip Munoz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 28, 2013)

Throughout American history, legal battles concerning the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty have been among the most contentious issue of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution....


Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process

by Darren Patrick Guerra Lexington Books (June 10, 2013)

This book provides a brief intellectual and constitutional history of the Article V amending process from the Imperial Crisis until the present and shows Article V to be a vital part of the Constitutional architecture....


Impartial Justice: The Real Supreme Court Cases that Define the Constitutional Right to a Neutral and Detached Decisionmaker

by Eric T. Kasper Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

This book discusses the Constitutional right to a neutral decisionmaker, focusing on U.S. Supreme Court cases on the Sixth Amendment guarantee to a jury in criminal cases and to the due process requirements...


The Constitution's Gift: A Constitutional Theory for a Democratic European Union

by John Erik Fossum & Agustín José Menéndez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2011)

This authoritative study considers all aspects of the European Union's distinctive constitution since its inception. A unique political animal, the EU has given rise to important constitutional conundrums and...


The Constitution: Understanding America's Founding Document

by Michael S. Greve Aei Press,Nbn (April 03, 2013)

In The Constitution: Understanding America’s Founding Document, Michael S. Greve explains how to think seriously about the United States Constitution and constitutions in general. What are constitutions supposed...


The Price of Politics: Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London

by Kyle Scott Lexington Books (November 04, 2009)

The Price of Politics examines the historical, political, and legal heritage of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to come to grips with modern political developments. Using a cross-disciplinary, multi-methods...


The Flexible Constitution

by Sean Wilson Lexington Books (December 16, 2012)

This is a new Wittgensteinian account of the American Constitution that provides a fresh perspective on how judges can follow a legal document written in flexible language. The book shows why originalism is...


Commentary on the Constitution from Plato to Rousseau

by Joshua B. Stein & Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

Commentary on the Constitution from Plato to Rousseau looks at 14 historical figures who—by their words and/or deeds—set the stage for political thought before the U.S. Constitution was written. Rather than...


The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution

by Brion McClanahan & David Cochran Heath Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2012)

What does the Constitution really mean? How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Are liberals right when they cite its "elastic" clauses to justify big government,...


The Text of the United States Constitution

by George H. Smith, Walter Cronkite, a full cast & Ralph Childs et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

The United States Constitution established both a strong central power and protected states' rights. But to say that something is of two parts is not to say that the parts are equal. Advocates of state sovereignty...


We Hold These Truths

by Mortimer J. Adler & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (November 26, 2012)

Mortimer Adler devoted a lifetime to studying the great ideas of Western culture and explaining even the most difficult concepts to the average citizen, earning Time magazine's praise as a "philosopher for everyman."...


The Bill of Rights and Additional Amendments

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Walter Cronkite, a full cast & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (March 14, 2006)

The Constitution of the United States created a nation with a strong centralized government. In 1791, the Constitution was amended to include ten amendments, commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. These...


The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

While the government claims to be a representative republic, somehow hot-button topics from gay marriage to the allocation of Florida’s presidential electors always seem to be decided by unelected judges....


Constitutional Journal

by Jeffrey St. John, Jeff Riggenbach & Warren E. Burger Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2010)

You are there, in 1787, at America’s constitutional convention, with the inside story that reads like a modern-day account of the secret proceedings in Philadelphia. Veteran print and broadcast journalist...


Decision in Philadelphia

Creating the Constitution

by Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier & Jim Manchester AudioBookShelf (June 01, 2013)

Using a narrative format, Creating the Constitution details the events leading up to the writing of the US Constitution and what American leaders went through to create it. The authors describe the conflicts...


To End a Presidency

by Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz & L. J. Ganser Basic Books (May 15, 2018)

As Congress begins an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, read the definitive book on presidential impeachment and how it should be used today.

Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against...


Six Amendments

by John Paul Stevens & Daniel Hagen Little, Brown & Company (April 22, 2014)

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


Mortal Republic

by Edward J. Watts & Matt Kugler Basic Books (November 06, 2018)

A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse

In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom...


The Words We Live By

by Linda R. Monk & Marianne Fraulo Hyperion (August 11, 2015)

THE WORDS WE LIVE BY takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, gun...


The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

by Thomas N. McInnis Lexington Books (June 16, 2009)

This book explains the different approaches to interpreting the Fourth Amendment that the Supreme Court has used throughout American history, concentrating on the changes in interpretation since the Court applied...


The Constitution of the United States and The Declaration of Independence

by Delegates of The Constitutional Convention & Alan Dershowitz Racehorse (February 05, 2019)

Including a new introduction by eminent civil libertarian and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, this edition of the US Constitution is a must-have for all Americans and anyone interested in...


Children of the Dream

by Rucker Johnson & Alexander Nazaryan Basic Books (April 16, 2019)

An acclaimed economist reveals that school integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful-and argues that we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all Americans

We...


Between Authority and Liberty

by Marc W. Kruman The University of North Carolina Press (March 24, 2014)

In a major reinterpretation of American political thought in the revolutionary era, Marc Kruman explores the process of constitution making in each of the thirteen original states and shows that the framers...


Essential Supreme Court Decisions

by John R. Vile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated...


1619

by James Horn Basic Books (October 16, 2018)

An extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand

Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events...


Governing Europe

by Lorenzo Vai, Pier Domenico Tortola & Nicoletta Pirozzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 09, 2017)

This book is a collection of the contributions to the Governing Europe project, which tackles the current situation and the future developments of the European mechanism of governance, putting forward a series...


The 13 Amendments of the US Constitution - Government Books 7th Grade | Children's Government Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

What are the 13 Amendments of the US Constitution? Why should you study them? What good are they? The 13 Amendments form the foundation of America, as a nation. Learning about government will help establish...


Weeping Waters

by Malcolm Mulholland & Veronica Tawhai Huia Publishers (September 01, 2017)

Weeping Waters is a must read for anyone who wants to be informed about the current debate regarding the Treaty of Waitangi and a constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand. The book features essays from eighteen...


The Antifederalists

by Jackson Turner Main Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

The Antifederalists come alive in this state-by-state analysis of politics during the Confederation and the debates over the enlargement of Congressional powers prior to the formation of the Constitution. On...


To End a Presidency

by Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz Basic Books (May 22, 2018)

The history and future of our democracy's ultimate sanction, presidential impeachment--and a guide to how it should be used now

To End a Presidency addresses one of today's most urgent questions: when and whether...


Foundation Stone

by Theo Dorgan New Island Books (November 11, 2013)

A critical evaluation of the changes the Irish constitution needs to bring radical reform to Ireland. "In 1949, almost offhandedly, we declared our State a Republic. Remarkably nobody seems to have thought that...


Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

by Drucilla Cornell Fordham University Press (April 03, 2014)

The relation between law and revolution is one of the most pressing questions of our time. As one country after another has faced the challenge that comes with the revolutionary overthrow of past dictatorships,...


The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights

by Various Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

This volume includes some of the most important historical documents in American history. In this edition are included the following: The Declaration of Independence of The United States of America (1776), The...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine SC Active Business Development SRL (April 24, 2017)

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments...