Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law

Paperback | December 12, 2008

byVikram Amar, Mark Tushnet

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An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve contemporary constitutional questions. Coveringboth structural issues and individual rights, the book offers a wide but select range of readings on interesting constitutional issues in sixteen accessible chapters. Each brief chapter presents foreign case materials on a particular constitutional topic along with notes and questions that furtherilluminate the comparisons between U.S. constitutional law and that of other nations. Featuring selections by expert contributors from a variety of ideological and demographic backgrounds, the volume is designed to encourage students to reexamine and deepen their understanding of U.S. constitutionallaw in light of the alternatives offered by other systems. Features *Modular design of chapters allows instructors to pick and choose which topics they use for comparative study *Brief chapters can be easily integrated into relevant class discussions *Chapters authored by top constitutional law scholars who frame the cases with introductory and concluding comments *Covers a broad range of contemporary constitutional issues including property rights, abortion rights, regulation of hate speech, regulation of campaign finance, and religious freedom

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An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve contemporary constitutional questions. Coveringboth structural issues and individual rights...

Vikram David Amar is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at University of California, Davis, and has been teaching and writing about constitutional law since 1993. He is coauthor of Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials (2005) and of multiple volumes of the Wright and Miller Federal Practice and Procedure treati...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:December 12, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195328116

ISBN - 13:9780195328110

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1 Abstract and Concrete Review--Michael C. Dorf. 2 Judicial Independence--Judith Resnik. 3 Federal Powers and the Principle of the Subsidiary--Daniel Halberstam. 4 Separation of Powers and Parliamentarian Government--Laurence P. Claus. 5 Property Rights--Gregory S. Alexander. 6 Abortion Rights--Radhika Rao. 7 Review of Laws Having Racially Disparate Impacts--Adrien Katherine Wing. 8 Affirmative Action and Benign Discrimination--Ashutosh Bhagwat. 9 Discrimination of the Basis of Sexual Orientation--Nan D. Hunter. 10 Review of Laws Having a Disparate Impact on Gender--Vicki C. Jackson. 11 Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Directed at Speech--Stephen G. Gey. 12 Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Not Specifically Directed at Speech--Stephen G. Gey. 13 Regulation of Hate Speech--Michael Rosenfeld. 14 Regulation of Campaign Finance--Richard L. Hasen. 15 Religious Freedom--Alan E. Brownstein. 16 State Action Doctrine--Frank I. Michelman.