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Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings

  • Corey L. Brettschneider
Series / Aspen Criminal Justice Series
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In what promises to become a foundational undergraduate and law school text, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings goes beyond parsing cases, providing ample background readings and material to engage the big-picture questions of constitutional doctrine and the role of the Court. The vast array of case law and source material is presented at a high, yet accessible, level for undergraduates, and the topical overviews in each chapter bring the law to life with historical and contemporary relevance.

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Features of Constitutional Law and American Democracy:

  • Clear conceptual structure for chapters includes:
    • Overview of topics, constitutional arguments and readings.
    • Broad range of theoretical and historical writings.
    • Relevant, foundational cases.
  • Stimulates student understanding of structural and normative features of the Constitution and Constitutional Law.
  • Compelling, accessible text offers a nuanced sense of the Constitution and the political disputes and scope of judicial authority that shapes its meaning.
  • Provocative discussion of topics of current interest, including:
    • Military detention
    • Gender
    • Sexual orientation
    • Racial equality
  • Multidimensional, comprehensive picture of the law, drawn from:
    • Excerpts from case law.
    • Concurring and dissenting opinions.
    • Law journals and other scholarly articles.
    • Articles from general publications.
    • Published letters.
    • Documents.
  • Thematic organization links constitutional law to contemporary issues and controversies.
  • Solid pedagogy includes probing, thought-provoking questions designed to enrich:
    • Case comprehension.
    • In-class discussions.
    • Ability to synthesize complex concepts.
  • Instructorand#8217;s Manual with suggestions on course structure, as well as discussions, activities, and additional readings.

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About the authors
Corey L. Brettschneider
Professor of Political Science
Brown University

CoreyBrettschneider is a Professor of Political Science and holds a courtesy appointment in Philosophy at Brown University, where he teaches courses in political theory and public law. Brettschneider has been a Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard Law School, and a Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Safra Center for Ethics. Professor Brettschneider received a PhD in Politics from Princeton University and a JD from Stanford University. He is the author of Value Democracy: Promoting Equality and Protecting Rights (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton University Press, 2007). His articles have appeared in top journals. They include quot;The Politics of the Personal: A Liberal Approach,quot; in the American Political Science Review (2007), quot;A Transformative Theory of Religious Freedom,quot; in Political Theory (2010), and quot;When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression,quot; in Perspectives on Politics (2011).

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