Framed for Posterity

The Enduring Philosophy of the Constitution
Author: Ralph Louis Ketcham
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 195
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Ketcham delves not only into the meaning of the documents but also into the connotations of the framers' vocabulary, the reasoning behind both accepted and rejected propositions, arguments for and against, and unstated assumptions. In his analysis, the fundamental or enduring principles are republicanism, liberty, public good, and federalism (as part of the broader doctrine of balance of powers).

Politische Ideengeschichte – Ein Gewebe politischer Diskurse

Author: Marcus Llanque
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 3486711237
Category: Political Science
Page: 554
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Unter "Politische Ideengeschichte" verstehen wir zum einen die Bezeichnung für das Kontinuum politischer Theorien, die in einem Kulturkreis über die Jahrhunderte hinweg erarbeitet und tradiert wurde, und zum anderen die wissenschaftliche Disziplin, die sich mit diesem Kontinuum beschäftigt. Die Disziplin archiviert das Kontinuum und zugleich bereitet sie es als Arsenal für die weitere Theoriebildung vor. Ideengeschichte und Theoriebildung lassen sich daher nicht eindeutig voneinander trennen. Der Autor untersucht, welchem Maße Texte in diachronen und synchronen Diskursen verknüpft sind - wie ein Gewebe. Im Zentrum stehen nicht die Klassiker selbst, sondern die Vielzahl der Texte und ihre Verbindungen.

Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions

Author: Denis J. Galligan,Mila Versteeg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107032881
Category: Law
Page: 694
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This volume explores the social and political forces behind constitution making from a global perspective. It combines leading theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions with a range of in-depth case studies on constitution making in nineteen countries. The result is an examination of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena, from various perspectives in the social sciences.

America's Beginnings

The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation's Character
Author: Tony J. Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442204893
Category: History
Page: 208
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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 of the most important and dramatic events from the colonial and Revolutionary period—some known and some forgotten—from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention. Published in association with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America's Beginnings takes the reader throughout the American colonies and introduces many leading figures, from John Smith and John Winthrop to the Founding Fathers. Along the way, Williams examines the principles that led colonists to come to America and succeeding generations to become a free and independent nation. Read individually or from cover to cover, these stories illuminate the founding principles and heroic struggles that established the country and shaped the American character.

The constitution of public philosophy

toward a synthesis of freedom and responsibility in postmodern America
Author: E. Robert Statham
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
Category: History
Page: 182
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America, and the postmodern West in particular, are experiencing a moral and intellectual crisis, according to E. Robert Statham, Jr. In The Constitution of Public Philosophy, Statham argues that Walter Lippman was correct in locating this crisis in the impoverished nature of public philosophy, and he attempts to constitute a role for reason in contemporary America. Statham suggests that the negative rule of law via a written constitution requires the positive rule of reason, or political philosophy, in order to flourish.

Journal of American history

Author: Mississippi Valley Historical Association,Organization of American Historians
Publisher: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
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Democracy, bureaucracy, and character

founding thought
Author: William D. Richardson
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 201
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Most American citizens are quick to criticize federal bureaucracy for its size and inefficiency. They assume it has exceeded the intent of our nation's founders; yet men like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton knew that good public administrators were essential to good government.

The Federalist Papers

In Modern Language Indexed for Today's Political Issues
Author: Mary E. Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780936783215
Category: History
Page: 408
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The Federalist Papers are among the most important Founding Documents in the birth of the United States of America. The whole original debate over the Constitution is laid out here in detail for all to see. But most Americans have never read them. Why? Because they were written in the florid and complex language of 18th century politics. Now the Federalist Papers have been translated into modern American English. If you can read a newspaper, you can now read the Federalist Papers. See how the Founding Fathers foresaw the problems of impeachment, of corruption in government, of representation and all the other headline-grabbing issues we read about today! This new edition is indexed for today's political issues, a feature found no where else! The Clinton Impeachment? Regulatory excess? Bumbling bureaucracy? Gun control? Just see the index and find out what the Federalist Papers say about it! A publishing event of major importance!

New South Wales Constitution Bill

The Speeches, in the Legtislative Council of New South Wales, on the Second Reading of the Bill for Framing a New Constitution for the Colony
Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council
Publisher: Sydney [N.S.W.] : T. Daniel
Category: Constitutions
Page: 232
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The Ohio Bulletin of Charities and Correction

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Charities
Page: N.A
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Includes Proceedings of the Ohio Welfare Conference and the Convention of Infirmary Officials of the Ohio; Reports of the Board of State Charities, and the Childrens Welfare Department of Ohio.