Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law

Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law

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An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve contemporary constitutional questions. Covering both structural issues and individual rights, the book offers a wide but select range of readings on interesting constitutional issues in sixteen accessible chapters. Each brief chapter presents foreign case materials on a particular constitutional topic along with notes and questions that further illuminate the comparisons between U.S. constitutional law and that of other nations. Featuring selections by expert contributors from a variety of ideological and demographic backgrounds, the volume is designed to encourage students to reexamine and deepen their understanding of U.S. constitutional law in light of the alternatives offered by other systems.
The text also features: BLModular design of chapters, allowing instructors to pick and choose which topics they use for comparative studyBLBrief chapters that can be easily integrated into relevant class discussionsBLChapters authored by top constitutional law scholars who frame the cases with introductory and concluding commentsBLCoverage of a broad range of contemporary constitutional issues including property rights, abortion rights, regulation of hate speech, regulation of campaign finance, and religious freedom
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195328108
  • 9780195328103
  • 2,113,197

About Vikram Amar

Vikram David Amar is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at University of California, Davis, and has been teaching and writing about constitutional law since 1993. He is coauthor of Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials (2005) and of multiple volumes of the Wright and Miller Federal Practice and Procedure treatise. He writes a bi-weekly column on constitutional matters for Mark V. Tushnet is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is the coauthor of four casebooks, including the most widely used casebook on constitutional law. He has authored sixteen books and edited eight others. He was President of the Association of American Law Schools in 2003. In 2002 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Table of contents

Abstract and Concrete Review (Michael C. Dorf) ; Judicial Independence (Judith Resnik) ; Federal Powers and the Principle of Subsidiary (Daniel Halberstam) ; Separation of Powers and Parliamentarian Government (Laurence P. Claus) ; Property Rights (Gregory S. Alexander) ; Abortion Rights (Radhika Rao) ; Review of Laws Having Racially Disparate Impacts (Adrien Katherine Wing) ; Affirmative Action and Benign Discrimination (Ashutosh Bhagwat) ; Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation (Nan D. Hunter) ; Review of Laws Having a Disparate Impact Based on Gender (Vicki C. Jackson) ; Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Directed at Speech (Stephen G. Gey) ; Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Not Specifically Directed at Speech (Stephen G. Gey) ; Regulation of Hate Speech (Michel Rosenfeld) ; Regulation of Campaign Finance (Richard L. Hasen) ; Religious Freedom (Alan E. Brownstein) ; State Action Doctrine (Frank I. Michelman)
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