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Revolutionary constitutions : charismatic leadership and the rule of law, Bruce Ackerman

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Revolutionary constitutions : charismatic leadership and the rule of law
Title
Revolutionary constitutions
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charismatic leadership and the rule of law
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Bruce Ackerman
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Language
eng
Summary
Populism is a threat to the democratic world, fuel for demagogues and reactionary crowds--or so its critics would have us believe. But in his award-winning trilogy We the People, Bruce Ackerman showed that Americans have repeatedly rejected this view. Now he draws on a quarter century of scholarship in this essential and surprising inquiry into the origins, successes, and threats to revolutionary constitutionalism around the world. He takes us to India, South Africa, Italy, France, Poland, Burma, Israel, and Iran and provides a blow-by-blow account of the tribulations that confronted popular movements in their insurgent campaigns for constitutional democracy. Despite their many differences, populist leaders such as Nehru, Mandela, and de Gaulle encountered similar dilemmas at critical turning points, and each managed something overlooked but essential. Rather than deploy their charismatic leadership to retain power, they instead used it to confer legitimacy to the citizens and institutions of constitutional democracy. Ackerman returns to the United States in his last chapter to provide new insights into the Founders' acts of constitutional statesmanship as they met very similar challenges to those confronting populist leaders today. In the age of Trump, the democratic system of checks and balances will not survive unless ordinary citizens rally to its defense. Revolutionary Constitutions shows how activists can learn from their predecessors' successes and profit from their mistakes, and sets up the next volume in Ackerman's distinguished multivolume work, which will address how elites and insiders coopt and destroy the momentum of revolutionary movements.--
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Ackerman, Bruce A.,
Index
index present
LC call number
K3165
LC item number
.A74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Populism
  • Personality and politics
  • Revolutions
  • Charisma (Personality trait)
  • Political leadership
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Personality and politics
  • Political leadership
  • Populism
  • Revolutions
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Revolutionary constitutions : charismatic leadership and the rule of law, Bruce Ackerman
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"This is the first of several volumes that will explore three different pathways through which constitutions have won legitimacy over the past century."--Introduction
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-441) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Part Two. Elaborations:
  • De Gaulle's republic : the outsider returns
  • Reconstructing the Fifth Republic
  • Solidarity's triumph in Poland
  • Solidarity's collapse : the perils of presidentialism
  • The
  • Race against time : Burma and Israel
  • Constitutionalizing charisma in Iran
  • American exceptionalism?
  • Introduction: Pathways -- Part One. Constitutional revolutions:
  • Constitutionalizing revolution?
  • Movement-party constitutionalism : India
  • Struggling for supremacy : South Africa
  • From the French Resistance to the Fourth Republic
  • Constitutional revolution in Italy
  • A
  • Progress report?
Control code
1088670188
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9780674970687
Lccn
2018048881
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029060139
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(OCoLC)1088670188
Label
Revolutionary constitutions : charismatic leadership and the rule of law, Bruce Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is the first of several volumes that will explore three different pathways through which constitutions have won legitimacy over the past century."--Introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-441) 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
Contents
  • Part Two. Elaborations:
  • De Gaulle's republic : the outsider returns
  • Reconstructing the Fifth Republic
  • Solidarity's triumph in Poland
  • Solidarity's collapse : the perils of presidentialism
  • The
  • Race against time : Burma and Israel
  • Constitutionalizing charisma in Iran
  • American exceptionalism?
  • Introduction: Pathways -- Part One. Constitutional revolutions:
  • Constitutionalizing revolution?
  • Movement-party constitutionalism : India
  • Struggling for supremacy : South Africa
  • From the French Resistance to the Fourth Republic
  • Constitutional revolution in Italy
  • A
  • Progress report?
Control code
1088670188
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9780674970687
Lccn
2018048881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029060139
System control number
(OCoLC)1088670188

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