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The Resource Democracy, the courts, and the liberal state : a comparative analysis of American and German constitutionalism, David Miles

Democracy, the courts, and the liberal state : a comparative analysis of American and German constitutionalism, David Miles

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Democracy, the courts, and the liberal state : a comparative analysis of American and German constitutionalism
Title
Democracy, the courts, and the liberal state
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a comparative analysis of American and German constitutionalism
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David Miles
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Language
eng
Summary
"Reformulating a problem of both constitutionalism and liberalism discussed in the works of Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde, Hannah Arendt, and Alexis de Tocqueville, the book examines one generally overlooked manifestation of constitutionalism: the role of the courts in shaping democratic politics and the inter-relationship between citizens and state. Drawing on constitutional history, law, and political theory, David Miles argues that constitutionalism cannot be seen merely as an institutional mechanism to limit government, since it also has a crucial civic dimension upon which the liberal state depends. Utilising the works of Böckenförde, Arendt, and Tocqueville, constitutionalism is conceived in the book as part of a broader system of communal norms which sustains representative democracy and liberalism. Through an analysis of judicial interventions in the electoral processes of the United States and Germany, Miles explores the role of civil society actors in transforming constitutionalism through legal challenges to oligarchical or exclusionary practices. He assesses how, in adjudicating these cases, the U.S. Supreme Court and the German Constitutional Court have mediated the tension between threats to stability and the imperative of democratic renewal. Democracy, the Courts, and the Liberal State will be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners interested in comparative politics, political theory, and constitutional law and history"--
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Miles, David J
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Routledge innovations in political theory
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  • Courts
  • Courts
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalism
  • Democracy
  • Constitutional law
  • Courts
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Germany
  • United States
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Democracy, the courts, and the liberal state : a comparative analysis of American and German constitutionalism, David Miles
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Taking democracy seriously -- Mediating the values of the civic space -- People of different views -- A changing concept of equality -- The democracy training programme -- Karlsruhe and the people
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780367200329
Lccn
2020026242
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1159660633
Label
Democracy, the courts, and the liberal state : a comparative analysis of American and German constitutionalism, David Miles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taking democracy seriously -- Mediating the values of the civic space -- People of different views -- A changing concept of equality -- The democracy training programme -- Karlsruhe and the people
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780367200329
Lccn
2020026242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1159660633

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