The Constitution of the People: Reflections on Citizens and Civil Society (Paperback)Robert E. Calvert (editor)
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This is a perennial question that goes to the heart of American society and that increasingly shapes public debates about the health of our body politic. To answer it, Robert Calvert, a political scientist, has collected original essays by six distinguished scholars who are among the most influential interpreters of the American scene today.
The essays included in this book are united by the effort to understand America's identity in a way that does justice to the paradoxes and pluralities of its politics. Each seeks to find some middle ground between a government too intrusive and citizens too removed from public life, a balance between particular freedom and common purpose. Vigorously argued, lively, and accessible to the general reader, these essays challenge much of contemporary thought on the meaning of American constitutionalism.
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm
"Generally quite thoughtful in character and exhibiting a noteworthy clarity of expression, these essays make a valuable contribution to our understanding of the contemporary unraveling of American pluralism."--Review of Politics
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