Democracy's Constitution

Democracy's Constitution : Claiming the Privileges of American Citizenship

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An examination of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and uncovers the social rights that are implicit, but have been overlooked--and how a new interpretation could work to foster a more democratic nation.show more

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  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252026659
  • 9780252026652

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"A fascinating ... work urging the courts to give the Fourteenth Amendment's privileges and immunities clause real meaning... This short, highly readable book makes cogent arguments for the protection of these rights and the revival of the privileges and immunities clause." -- Choice "An inspiring example of how one might achieve political and intellectual self-actualization within the constitutional law discourse." -- David Ray Papke, Indiana Law Review ADVANCE PRAISE "A breath of fresh air in constitutional thinking that deserves the highest praise. John Denvir is a gifted teacher who explains his challenging ideas with persuasive logic, clarity, and simplicity." -- Charles A. Reich, author of The Greening of Americashow more