The Alaska State Constitution

Hardcover | April 27, 2011

byGerald A. Mcbeath

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With only 54 years of existence, the Constitution of the State of Alaska is in its developmental infancy compared to the constitutional history of the rest of the United States. However, having had the benefit of over 300 years, the Alaskan Constitution is a pioneer and model in--among otherthings--simplicity, coherence, vision and accessibility.The Alaska State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of Alaska's constitutional history, it provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significantchanges that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of Alaska's constitution. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought backin to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series, this title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentaries on the StateConstitutions of the United States.The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historicaloverview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a completeset, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

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With only 54 years of existence, the Constitution of the State of Alaska is in its developmental infancy compared to the constitutional history of the rest of the United States. However, having had the benefit of over 300 years, the Alaskan Constitution is a pioneer and model in--among otherthings--simplicity, coherence, vision and acc...

Dr. Gerald McBeath is Professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He holds a B.A. in Social Sciences, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent publications include Education Reform in the American States, Th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 6.38 × 9.61 × 0.83 inPublished:April 27, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199778299

ISBN - 13:9780199778294

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G. Alan Tarr: Series ForewordTony Knowles: ForewordAcknowledgmentsPart I: The Constitutional History of AlaskaPart II: Alaska Constitution and CommentaryPreambleArticle I: Declaration of RightsArticle II: The LegislatureArticle III: The ExecutiveArticle IV: The JudiciaryArticle V: Suffrage and ElectionsArticle VI: Legislative ApportionmentArticle VII: Health, Education, and WelfareArticle VIII: Natural ResourcesArticle IX: Finance and TaxationArticle X: Local GovernmentArticle XI: The Initiative, Referendum, and RecallArticle XII: General ProvisionsArticle XIII: Amendment and RevisionArticle XIV: Apportionment ScheduleArticle XV: Schedule of Transitional MeasuresOrdinance No. 1: Ratification of the ConstitutionOrdinance No. 2: Alaska-Tennessee PlanOrdinance No. 3: Abolition of Fish TrapsAppendixBibliographic EssayTable of CasesIndex