Foundations of American ConstitutionalismeBook - 1989
In writing the constitution, the Founders combined a Lockean theory of politically legitimate power with the political science they had learned from Machiavelli, Harrington, Hume, and Montesquieu to articulate a new conception of constitutional argument. Examining the Founders' humanistanalytical methods and working assumptions, this book combines history, political philosophy, and interpretive practice as it demonstrates an alternative exegesis of the Constitution. It clarifies a wide range of interpretive issues of federalism, enumerated rights (religious liberty and freespeech), unenumerated rights (the constitutional right to privacy), and equal protection.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)