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The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy
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The ink was barely dry on the Constitution when it was almost destroyed by the rise of political parties in the United States. As Bruce Ackerman shows, the Framers had not anticipated the two-party system, and when Republicans battled Federalists for the…
We The People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution
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The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, And The Modern American…
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A landmark work on how the Progressive Era redefined the playing field for conservatives and liberals alike During the 1912 presidential campaign, Progressivism emerged as an alternative to what was then considered an outmoded system of government. A century…
Is NAFTA Constitutional?
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|May 15, 2014

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By a vote of 61 to 38, the Senate joined the House in declaring that "Congress approves...the North American Free Trade Agreement." The vote was virtually unnoticed, since the real battle over NAFTA was in the House. But there is a puzzle here. The President, the…
The Decline And Fall Of The American Republic
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|September 2, 2013

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Bruce Ackerman shows how the institutional dynamics of the last half-century have transformed the American presidency into a potential platform for political extremism and lawlessness. Watergate, Iran-Contra, and the War on Terror are only symptoms of deeper…
Before The Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties In An Age Of Terrorism
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A leading political and legal thinker explains how to end the dangerous cycle of repression unleashed by the war on terror Terrorist attacks regularly trigger the enactment of repressive laws, setting in motion a vicious cycle that threatens to devastate civil…
Perfectionism and Neutrality: Essays in Liberal Theory
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|June 5, 2003

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Over the past twenty years, the debate between neutrality and perfectionism has been at the center of political philosophy. Now Perfectionism and Neutrality: Essays in Liberal Theory brings together classic papers and new ideas on both sides of the discussion.…
We the People, Volume 2: Transformations
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|September 15, 2000

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Constitutional change, seemingly so orderly, formal, and refined, has in fact been a revolutionary process from the first, as Bruce Ackerman makes clear in We the People: Transformations . The Founding Fathers, hardly the genteel conservatives of myth, set…
The Stakeholder Society
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|April 10, 2000

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A quarter century of trickle-down economics has failed. Economic inequality in the United States has dramatically increased. Many, alas, seem resigned to this growing chasm between rich and poor. But what would happen, ask Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott, if…
The Case Against Lame Duck Impeachment
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An incisive legal argument that the attempt to impeach then-President Bill Clinton was not only ethically troubling, but actually against the basic legal procedures of the House and Senate and thus unconstitutional. A wake-up call, relevant even today, of the…
Social Justice in the Liberal State
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|September 10, 1981

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An original and compelling vision of a just society “A ‘new view’ of the theoretical foundations of liberalism that will ‘challenge us to clarify our own implicit notions of liberal democracy.’ ”— The New York Times Book…
Voting With Dollars: A New Paradigm for Campaign Finance
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In this provocative book, two leading law professors challenge the existing campaign reform agenda and present a new initiative that avoids the mistakes of the past. Bruce Ackerman and Ian Ayres build on the example of the secret ballot and propose a system of…
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