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The Resource Our elusive Constitution : silences, paradoxes, priorities, Daniel N. Hoffman

Our elusive Constitution : silences, paradoxes, priorities, Daniel N. Hoffman

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Our elusive Constitution : silences, paradoxes, priorities
Title
Our elusive Constitution
Title remainder
silences, paradoxes, priorities
Statement of responsibility
Daniel N. Hoffman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Through a distinctive blending of political and legal analysis, this book draws attention to urgent questions in constitutional thought that have received inadequate attention from courts and scholars. Daniel N. Hoffman argues that we can avoid the pitfalls of much legal and political-science scholarship if we attend carefully to certain problems posed by constitutional silences, paradoxes, and priorities. "Silences" are issues of current concern on which the Constitution has little or nothing explicit to say, such as the role and influence of administrative bureaucracy, political parties, and multinational corporations. "Paradoxes" are anomalies within modern constitutional doctrine that reflect the built-in tensions between liberal and republican ideas, as well as the historical impact of forces such as nationalism and capitalism. And "Priorities" refers to the need for a more principled account of how to balance or choose between different constitutional values
  • Among the topics Hoffman explores are the relationship between law and politics, the relationship between the citizen and the state, the jurisprudence of personal rights, and the need for expanded political and economic rights to restore balance to the constitutional system
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Hoffman, Daniel N.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4550
LC item number
.H63 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in American constitutionalism
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  • Constitutional law
  • Law
  • Constitutional law
Label
Our elusive Constitution : silences, paradoxes, priorities, Daniel N. Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) 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
Control code
35961426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 297 pages
Isbn
9780791435014
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96048971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Our elusive Constitution : silences, paradoxes, priorities, Daniel N. Hoffman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) 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
Control code
35961426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 297 pages
Isbn
9780791435014
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96048971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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