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Governmental Powers: Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy

Front Cover - Governmental Powers: Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy

Corey Brettschneider
Professor of Political Science
Brown University

2014. 592 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7984-2. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

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Governmental Powers: Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy introduces governmental powers within their constitutional framework, revealing their nature and sources through illuminating Supreme Court deliberations marked by the underlying debates of constitutional interpretation and the nature of authority under the Constitution.  Its distinctive approach emphasizes themes and principles and encourages students to develop their own views on the role of government both in general and within the context of specific, fundamental controversies.

Features:
Key historical cases and readings link the Constitution and constitutional law to issues of vital, ongoing concern
Opening chapter contextualizes and introduces Governmental Powers within the constitutional framework of the allocation of authority in our federal system
Distinct approach uses constitutional themes and principles in context of contemporary concerns
Strong instructional materials 

Preface / Sample Chapters