Constitutional Democracy: Creating and Maintaining a Just Political Order
JHU Press, 2007 - 547 páginas
Constitutional democracy is a political hybrid, the product of an uneasy union between, on the one hand, the normative theories of constitutionalism and democracy and, on the other, the desire to live under what James Madison called free government. In this engaging and provocative work, Walter F. Murphy combines a lifetime's study of constitutions and democracy with traditional storytelling to answer fundamental questions about constitutional democracy: How is it created? How is it maintained? How can it be adapted to changing circumstances? Murphy begins with a definitional section on constitutions, constitutional texts, constitutionalism, and democracy. Next, he tells the story of how a democracy is established within the context of a fictional constitutional convention for a fictional country.
States the Supreme Court's decisions regarding reapportionment produced a much smaller turnover in legislators than political analysts had expected was that ...
... for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote .
... processes make governmental decisions morally binding — the processes of the people's freely choosing representatives to whom they delegate their rights ...
He said the true authorities were the decisions of the Indian Supreme Court , listed in the previous note , but no self - respecting judge in Bangladesh ...
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Values Interests and Goals
Alternative Political Systems
Alternative Political Systems The Debate
The Possibility of Constitutional Democracy
To Draft or Not to Draft a Constitutional Text
Drafting 1 The Shape of the Constitution
Drafting 2 The Judiciary
Drafting 3 A Bill of Rights
Military and Security Forces
Rebuilding the Machinery of the State The Bureaucracies
Dealing with Deposed Despots
Constitutional Interpretation as Constitutional Maintenance
Constitutional Change and Its Limits