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Words That Bind

Judicial Review And The Grounds Of Modern Constitutional Theory, 1st Edition

By John Arthur

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Description

The words of the U.S. Constitution limit the possibilities of political action: they bind us in certain ways. How they bind us, however, depends upon how these words are interpreted and upon the distinctively American practice of judicial review.In Words That Bind, John Arthur examines conflicting theories of constitutional interpretation and judic

Table of Contents

1: Enforcing the Social Contract: Original Intent, 2: Perfecting the Democratic Process, 3: Critical Legal Studies and the Denial of Law, 4: Promoting the General Welfare Utilitarianism, Law, and Economics, 5: Democratic Contractualism and the Search for Equality

About the Author

John Arthur is professor of philosophy and director of the program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law at Binghamton University. He is author of The Unfinished Constitution and coeditor of Campus Wars: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Difference (WestviewPress 1995).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General