New Federalist papers : essays in defense of the Constitution / Alan Brinkley, Nelson W. Polsby, Kathleen M. Sullivan.

Brinkley, Alan [Browse]
New York : Norton, ©1997.
xii, 179 pages ; 21 cm


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New Federalist Papers brings together three prominent and highly visible constitutional experts - Alan Brinkley, Nelson W. Polsby, and Kathleen M. Sullivan - to address the threats posed by current challenges to the American Constitution and defend the representative democracy put in place by its framers. Like Hamilton, Madison, and Jay, the authors of New Federalist Papers see danger in the effort to diminish and relocate federal power at the same time that they recognize the importance of the market, of state and local governments, and of the many other institutions on which a healthy society depends. They aim to stimulate debate at a time when there is much at stake, recognizing that it is the task of public discourse to bring about a reasoned consideration of such issues as gun control, term limits, flag burning, the balanced-budget amendment, campaign finance reform, and the attempt to require a "supermajority" in Congress for the passage of controversial legislation
"A Twentieth Century Fund book."
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Includes bibliographical references.
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  • The contemporary relevance of The federalist / by Kathleen M. Sullivan
  • The assault on government ; The challenge to deliberative democracy / by Alan Brinkley
  • On the distinctiveness of the American political system ; The American party system ; The presidential campaign, British style ; Money in presidential campaigns / by Nelson W. Polsby
  • Campaign finance reform : a response to Nelson W. Polsby / by Alan Brinkley
  • What's wrong with constitutional amendments? / by Kathleen M. Sullivan
  • Term limits / by Nelson W. Polsby
  • Democracy and the federal budget / by Kathleen M. Sullivan
  • The item veto / by Nelson W. Polsby
  • Liberty and community / by Alan Brinkley
  • Representation of racial minorities ; The balance of power between the federal government and the states / by Kathleen M. Sullivan
  • Relegitimizing government ; The privatization of public discourse / by Alan Brinkley
  • The role of the media in representative government / by Kathleen M. Sullivan
  • Constitutional angst : does American democracy work? / by Nelson W. Polsby.
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United States New York New York.
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