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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Constitution of the United States of America: A Contextual Analysis 2nd ed isbn 9781849466042

The Constitution of the United States of America: A Contextual Analysis


ISBN13: 9781841137384
New Edition ISBN: 9781849466042
Published: December 2008
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This book provides a critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around two themes: Firstly, the U.S. Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. These characteristics have made constitutional "interpretation," especially by the U.S. Supreme Court, the primary mechanism for adapting the Constitution to ever-changing reality.

Secondly, the Constitution creates a structure of political opportunities that allows political actors, including political parties, to pursue the preferred policy goals even to the point of altering the very structure of politics. Politics, that is, often gives meaning to the Constitution.

Deploying these themes to examine the structure of the national government, federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, the book provides basic information about, and deeper insights into, the way the U.S. constitutional system has developed and what it means today.