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            Reclaiming Constitutionalism: Democracy, Power and the State

            Reclaiming Constitutionalism: Democracy, Power and the State (Hardback)

            By Tzanakopoulou, Dr Maria

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            Reclaiming Constitutionalism articulates an argument for why, despite the recent advent of theories of global constitutionalism, the constitutional phenomenon remains attached to the state. Drawing from the idea that constitutionalism historically sought to build social consensus..., this book argues that the primary aim of constitutionalism is to create social peace and to shield, rather than to limit, the power of political elites in any given state. Implicit in the effort to preserve social peace is the fundamentally important acknowledgement of social conflict. Constitutionalism seeks to offer a balance between opposing social forces. However, this balancing process can sometimes ignite rather than appease social conflict. Constitutionalism may thus further a project of social struggles and emancipation, for it incorporates within its very nucleus the potential for an agonistic version of democracy. In light of the connection between social conflict and constitutionalism, the book explores the conditions for and locations of the former. From the state and the EU to the global level, the book considers the role of citizenship, national identities, democracy, power and ideology, in order to conclude that the state is the only site that satisfies the prerequisites for social conflict. Reclaiming constitutionalism means building a discourse that opens up an emancipatory potential; a potential that, under current conditions, cannot be fulfilled beyond the borders of the state.
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            ISBN 9781509916122
            Released NZ 22 Feb 2018
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Presidency and the Constitution: Cases and Controversies
              

            The Presidency and the Constitution: Cases and Controversies (Hardback)

            By Genovese, M.; Spitzer, R.

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            From interbranch struggles for power, to presidential selection, to campaign financing, to war powers, hardly an issue arises for the modern presidency that does not eventually find itself framed as a legal problem to be addressed by the courts.

            ISBN 9781403966735
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2005
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy
             

            Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Garfinkle, Norton; Yankelovich, Daniel

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            <![CDATA[In Uniting America, some of the country's most prominent social thinkers?among them Francis Fukuyama, Daniel Yankelovich, Amitai Etzioni, Alan Wolfe, Uwe Reinhardt, and Thomas E. Mann?reject the myth of polarization. On topics ranging from the war on terrorism, health ca...re, economic policy, and Social Security to religion, diversity, and immigration, the authors argue that there are sensible, centrist solutions that are more in keeping with prevailing public sentiment and that would better serve the national interest. On issue after issue, the authors show how the conventional framing of the debate in Washington has misled Americans, creating a series of false dilemmas and forcing choices between two extremes?at the expense of more balanced and pragmatic policy solutions based on enduring American values. Uniting America provides a blueprint for a fresh approach to American politics, grounded in moderation, pragmatism, and the shared values that unite Americans.]]>
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            ISBN 9780300209020
            Released NZ 15 May 2014
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Future of American Democracy Series
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            An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century

            An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levinson, Sanford

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            <![CDATA[From one of America's most distinguished constitutional scholars, an intriguing exploration of America's most famous political tract and its relevance to today's politics In An Argument Open to All, renowned legal scholar Sanford Levinson takes a novel approach to what i...s perhaps America's most famous political tract. Rather than concern himself with the authors as historical figures, or how The Federalist helps us understand the original intent of the framers of the Constitution, Levinson examines each essay for the political wisdom it can offer us today. In eighty-five short essays, each keyed to a different essay in The Federalist, he considers such questions as whether present generations can rethink their constitutional arrangements; how much effort we should exert to preserve America's traditional culture; and whether The Federalist's arguments even suggest the desirability of world government.]]>
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            ISBN 9780300230666
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2017
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Constitutional Cliffhangers: A Legal Guide for Presidents and Their Enemies

            Constitutional Cliffhangers: A Legal Guide for Presidents and Their Enemies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kalt, Brian C.

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            ISBN 9780300234305
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2017
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Leviathan: Or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

            Leviathan: Or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Introduction by Shapiro, Ian; By Hobbes, Thomas

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            Written by Thomas Hobbes and first published in 1651, Leviathan is widely considered the greatest work of political philosophy ever composed in the English language. This edition, which uses modern text and relies on large-sheet copies from the 1651 Head version, includes interpr...etive essays by four leading Hobbes scholars.
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            ISBN 9780300118384
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2010
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Series Rethinking the Western Tradition (YUP)
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            Church and State in 21st Century Britain: The Future of Church Establishment
              

            Church and State in 21st Century Britain: The Future of Church Establishment (Hardback)

            Edited by Morris, R.

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            Looks at the options for the development of Church establishment in the UK. This book states that there is a need for an authoritative understanding of the relevant constitutional law and the options for changing it. With Church establishment largely locked in the geopolitics of ...the late 17th century, it examines the case for change.
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            ISBN 9780230555112
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2009
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            Oval Office Oddities: An Irreverent Collection of Presidential Facts, Fo llies, and Foibles
             

            Oval Office Oddities: An Irreverent Collection of Presidential Facts, Fo llies, and Foibles (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Fawcett, Bill

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            Just in time for the 2008 primaries comes this fun and fascinating collection of all things presidential. Featuring hundreds of strange and wonderful facts, this collection contains information on presidential gaffes, love lives, and odd habits. Illustrated.

            ISBN 9780061346170
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2008
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            United States Foreign Policy and the United Nations System
             

            United States Foreign Policy and the United Nations System (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maynes, Charles William; Williamson, Richard S.; Edited by Maynes, C. William

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            Published to coincide with the UN's 50th anniversary, these essays explore the critical issues regarding U.S. policy on the United Nations.

            ISBN 9780393342062
            Released NZ 17 Jun 1996
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            The Making of Informal States: Statebuilding in Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria
              

            The Making of Informal States: Statebuilding in Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria (Hardback)

            By Isachenko, D.

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            Using the cases of Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria, the author examines state-building as practiced by informal states. Exploring symbolic and economic dimensions of state-building projects and using insights from political sociology, she investigates how they function under c...ircumstances of non-recognition.
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            ISBN 9780230360594
            Released NZ 20 Mar 2012
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            Series Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
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