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Unifying the Nation
Unifying the Nation (March 2015)
Article IV of the United States Constitution
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution.

While there is a vast amount of scholarship on the US Constitution, very little of it addresses Article IV. The article’s first section, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, requires that individual states must respect “the public acts, accords, and judicial proceedings of every other state,” and the second section, th...(Read More)
 
 
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy (April 2011)
An Overview and Synthesis, Second Edition
William M. Leiter - Author
Samuel Leiter - Author

Provides a comprehensive and even-handed overview of the very contentious subject of affirmative action.

Racism, sexism, and ethnic discrimination have long represented a seemingly intractable problem. Affirmative action was conceived as an attack on these ingrained problems, but today it is widely misunderstood. This volume reviews new developments in affirmative action law, policy, and ideological conflict in the a...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3 (April 2006)
The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform
G. Alan Tarr - Editor
Robert F. Williams - Editor


Complete 3 volume set available for special price:   State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3


Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.

This third and final volume in a series devoted to state constitutions ana...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (April 2006)
G. Alan Tarr - Editor
Frank P. Grad - Editor
Robert F. Williams - Editor


State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1

The Politics of State Constitutional Reform

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2
Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments

State Constitutions for the Twen...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2 (January 2006)
Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments
Frank P. Grad - Author
Robert F. Williams - Author


Complete 3 volume set available for special price:   State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3


Identifies problems reformers face in drafting or amending state constitutions.

Constitutional reform requires not only good ideas but also the ability to transla...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1 (December 2005)
The Politics of State Constitutional Reform
Robert F. Williams - Editor
G. Alan Tarr - Editor


Complete 3 volume set available for special price:  State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3



The first systematic analysis of the obstacles to state constitutional reform.

Through illuminating case studies of reform efforts in Alabama, Cali...(Read More)
 
 
The Judiciary and American Democracy
The Judiciary and American Democracy (September 2005)
Alexander Bickel, the Countermajoritarian Difficulty, and Contemporary Constitutional Theory
Kenneth D. Ward - Editor
Cecilia R. Castillo - Editor

Examines recent debates in constitutional theory in light of the work of Alexander Bickel.

The role courts should play in American democracy has long been contested, fueling debates among citizens who take an active interest in politics. Alexander Bickel made a significant contribution to these debates with his seminal publication, The Least Dangerous Branch, which framed the problem of defending legitimate j...(Read More)
 
 
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy (October 2002)
An Overview and Synthesis
Samuel Leiter - Author
William M. Leiter - Author

A comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the past, present, and future of affirmative action in the United States.

Affirmative action has been and continues to be the flashpoint of America's civil rights agenda. Yet while the affirmative action literature is voluminous, no comprehensive account of its major legal and public policy dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter examine the origin and growth of ...(Read More)
 
 
Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts
Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts (February 2002)
A Comparative Study
Laura Langer - Author

Unveils the considerable policy-making powers of state supreme courts.

Despite having the final word on many policy issues, state supreme courts have received much less scholarly attention than the United States Supreme Court. Examining these often neglected institutions, this book demonstrates that by increasing our knowledge of the behavior of state supreme court judges across differing areas of law, we can enrich o...(Read More)
 
 
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development (May 2001)
Uses, Structures, and Impact
Craig L. Johnson - Editor
Joyce Y. Man - Editor

Examines the many issues raised by the increasing popularity of tax increment financing.

A variety of policies, programs, and strategies have been designed to provide assistance, directly or indirectly, to businesses for the purpose of promoting economic development in a community. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the uses, structures, and impacts of tax increment financing (TIF), one of th...(Read More)
 
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