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The Resource Constitutional morality and the rise of quasi-law, Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey

Constitutional morality and the rise of quasi-law, Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey

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Constitutional morality and the rise of quasi-law
Title
Constitutional morality and the rise of quasi-law
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Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey
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Language
eng
Summary
Americans are increasingly ruled by an unwritten constitution consisting of executive orders, signing statements, and other forms of quasi-law that lack the predictability and consistency essential for the legal system to function properly. As a result, the U.S. Constitution no longer means what it says to the people it is supposed to govern, and the government no longer acts according to the rule of law. These developments can be traced back to a change in "constitutional morality, " Bruce Frohnen and George Carey argue in this challenging book. The principle of separation of powers among co-equal branches of government formed the cornerstone of America's original constitutional morality. But toward the end of the nineteenth century, Progressives began to attack this bedrock principle, believing that it impeded government from "doing the people's business." The regime of mixed powers, delegation, and expansive legal interpretation they instituted rejected the ideals of limited government that had given birth to the Constitution. Instead, Progressives promoted a governmental model rooted in French revolutionary claims. They replaced a Constitution designed to mediate among society's different geographic and socioeconomic groups with a body of quasi-laws commanding the democratic reformation of society. Pursuit of this Progressive vision has become ingrained in American legal and political culture✹at the cost, according to Frohnen and Carey, of the constitutional safeguards that preserve the rule of law.--
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Frohnen, Bruce
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1933-2013
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Carey, George W.
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  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Rule of law
  • Executive power
  • Delegated legislation
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Political ethics
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Constitutional morality and the rise of quasi-law, Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : A conflict of expectations -- The rule of law -- Constitutions : ends, means, and the structure of government -- The framers' constitution -- Progressives and administrative governance -- Progressive reformers and the framers' constitution -- The new dispensation and the rule of quasi-law -- Conclusion : the plural structure of society and the limits of law
Control code
FIEb17848532
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780674088870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921994964
Label
Constitutional morality and the rise of quasi-law, Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : A conflict of expectations -- The rule of law -- Constitutions : ends, means, and the structure of government -- The framers' constitution -- Progressives and administrative governance -- Progressive reformers and the framers' constitution -- The new dispensation and the rule of quasi-law -- Conclusion : the plural structure of society and the limits of law
Control code
FIEb17848532
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780674088870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921994964

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