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The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights (August 1994)
A Bicentennial Assessment
Gary C. Bryner - Editor
A. Don Sorensen - Editor

This book explores the state of rights in America, examines their roots, assesses their effectiveness, discusses their future, and considers how the experience of the U.S. in defining and securing rights can serve as an important source of ideas for other countries. Written by philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists, the essays contained here consider how well constitutional rights have accomplished their purpose of securing basic li...(Read More)
The Constitution and the Regulation of Society
The Constitution and the Regulation of Society (July 1988)
Gary C. Bryner - Editor
Dennis L. Thompson - Editor

In the two hundred years since ratification of the Constitution, government regulation of American society has grown enormously in both scope and complexity. The Framers, who made short work of regulation with the simple admonition that "Congress shall have the power To... regulate Commerce," would surely blanch at the extent to which those few words have since been interpreted. Beyond mere immensity, one wonders if they could have foreseen the de...(Read More)
Constitutionalism and Rights
Constitutionalism and Rights (November 1987)
Gary C. Bryner - Author
Noel B. Reynolds - Author

Constitutionalism and Rights explores the ambivalent relationship between the American tradition of constitutionalism and the notions of rights that have emerged over the last three centuries. The six essays focus systematically on selected tensions between these two fundamental strands in the American tradition of liberty and self-government. Discussed are: ideas of rights and constitutionalism generally; mechanisms and procedures necessary ...(Read More)
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