By (author) Christopher L. Eisgruber
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Constitutional Self-Government by Christopher L. Eisgruber
Book DescriptionMost of us regard the Constitution as the foundation of American democracy. How, then, are we to understand the restrictions that it imposes on legislatures and voters? Why, for example, does the Constitution allow unelected judges to exercise so much power? And why is this centuries-old document so difficult to amend? In short, how can we call ourselves a democracy when we are bound by an entrenched, and sometimes counter-majoritarian, constitution?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674025400
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher L. Eisgruber
Religious Freedom and the Constitution, Paperback (April 2010)
Religion has become a charged token in a politics of division. In disputes about faith-based social services, public money for religious schools and the theory of evolution, angry contestation threatens to displace America's historic commitment to religious freedom. This book offer an understanding of religious freedom called Equal Liberty.
Next Justice, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Christopher L. Eisgruber
Describes a manner of deliberating about who should serve on the Supreme Court - an approach that puts the burden on nominees to show that their judicial philosophies and politics are acceptable to senators and citizens alike. This book makes a fresh case for the virtue of judicial moderates.
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Author Biography - Christopher L. Eisgruber
Christopher L. Eisgruber is Provost of Princeton University.
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