About the Book
Governmental Powers: Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy
Professor of Political Science
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.
•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