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Constructing Civil Liberties: Discontinuities in the Development of American Constitutional Law

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Kenneth I. KerschPrinceton University, New Jersey

ISBN13: 9780521811781
ISBN: 0521811783
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £59.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521010559



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The modern jurisprudence of civil liberties and civil rights is best understood, not as the application of principles to facts, but as a product of currents of progressive reformist political thought. This book demonstrates that rights of individuals in the criminal justice system, workplace, and school now identified with the essence of civil rights and liberties, were the end point of a layered succession of progressive-spirited ideological and political campaigns of statebuilding and reform. In questioning this vision of constitutional development, this book integrates the developmental paths of civil liberties law into an account of the rise of the modern state and the reformist political and intellectual movements that shaped and sustained it. In doing so, Constructing Civil Liberties provides a vivid, multi-layered, revisionist account of the genealogy of contemporary constitutional law and morals.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Reconstituting privacy and criminal process rights
3. Reconstituting individual rights: from labor rights to civil rights
4. Education rights: Reconstituting the school
5. Conclusion.