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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong


ISBN13: 9780195365573
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £13.99



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Levinson argues that too many of the Constitution of the United States provisions promote either unjust or ineffective government. Under the existing blueprint, we can neither rid ourselves of incompetent presidents nor assure continuity of government following catastrophic attacks. Less important, perhaps, but certainly problematic, is the appointment of Supreme Court judges for life.

Adding insult to injury, the United States Constitution is the most difficult to amend or update of any constitution currently existing in the world today. Democratic debate leaves few stones unturned, but we tend to take our basic constitutional structures for granted. Levinson boldly challenges the American people to undertake a long overdue public discussion on how they might best reform this most hallowed document and construct a constitution adequate to our democratic values.