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The Resource State constitutional politics : governing by amendment in the American states, John Dinan

State constitutional politics : governing by amendment in the American states, John Dinan

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State constitutional politics : governing by amendment in the American states
Title
State constitutional politics
Title remainder
governing by amendment in the American states
Statement of responsibility
John Dinan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the US Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended just 27 times, with ten of those amendments coming in the first two years following ratification. By contrast, state constitutions have been completely rewritten on a regular basis, and the current documents have been amended on average 150 times. This is because federal amendments are difficult, so politicians rarely focus on enacting them. Rather, they work to secure favourable congressional statutes or Supreme Court decisions. By contrast, the relative ease of state amendment processes makes them a realistic and regular vehicle for seeking change. With 'State Constitutional Politics', John Dinan looks at the various occasions in American history when state constitutional amendments have served as instruments of governance
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Dinan, John J.,
Dewey number
342.7303/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Constitutional amendments
  • State governments
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State constitutional politics : governing by amendment in the American states, John Dinan
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Intro; Introduction; Part I. Amendments; Chapter 1. State Constitutional Amendment Processes and Practices; Part II. Institutions; Chapter 2. Institutional-Authority Amendments; Part III. Rights; Chapter 3. Rights-Defining Amendments; Chapter 4. Court-Responsive Amendments; Part IV. Policies; Chapter 5. Policy-Constraining Amendments; Chapter 6. Policy-Authorizing Amendments; Chapter 7. Policy-Enacting Amendments; Evaluation; Chapter 8. Consequences of Relying on Amendments as Instruments of Governance; Notes; Index
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on1028979773
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226532950
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unknown
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Oxford University Press
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028979773
Label
State constitutional politics : governing by amendment in the American states, John Dinan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Intro; Introduction; Part I. Amendments; Chapter 1. State Constitutional Amendment Processes and Practices; Part II. Institutions; Chapter 2. Institutional-Authority Amendments; Part III. Rights; Chapter 3. Rights-Defining Amendments; Chapter 4. Court-Responsive Amendments; Part IV. Policies; Chapter 5. Policy-Constraining Amendments; Chapter 6. Policy-Authorizing Amendments; Chapter 7. Policy-Enacting Amendments; Evaluation; Chapter 8. Consequences of Relying on Amendments as Instruments of Governance; Notes; Index
Control code
on1028979773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226532950
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028979773

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