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Reconstructing the commercial republic : constitutional design after Madison, Stephen L. Elkin

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Reconstructing the commercial republic : constitutional design after Madison
Title
Reconstructing the commercial republic
Title remainder
constitutional design after Madison
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Elkin
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Language
eng
Summary
"James Madison is the thinker most responsible for laying the groundwork of the American commercial republic. But he did not anticipate that the propertied class on which he relied would become extraordinarily politically powerful at the same time as its interests narrowed. This and other flaws, argues Stephen L. Elkin, have undermined the delicately balanced system he constructed. In 'Reconstructing the Commercial Republic', Elkin critiques the Madisonian system, revealing which of its aspects have withstood the test of time and which have not. The deficiencies Elkin points out provide the starting point for his own constitutional theory of the republic -a theory that, unlike Madison's, lays out a substantive conception of the public interest that emphasizes the power of institutions to shape our political, economic, and civic lives. Elkin argues that his theory should guide us toward building a commercial republic that is rooted in a politics of the public interest and the self-interest of the middle class. He then recommends specific reforms to create this kind of republic, asserting that Americans today can still have the lives a commercial republic is intended to promote: lives with real opportunities for economic prosperity, republican political self-government, and individual liberty."--
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Elkin, Stephen L
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political science
  • Republicanism
  • Public interest
  • Common good
  • United States
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Reconstructing the commercial republic : constitutional design after Madison, Stephen L. Elkin
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-394) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Thinking Constitutionally in Light of American Aspirations -- I. Madison and Constitutional Thinking -- 2. The Madisonian Commercial Republic -- 3. Flaws in the Madisonian Theory -- 4. Political Regimes and Political Rationality -- II. The Political Constitution of a Commercial Republic -- 5. The Public Interest -- 6. A Public Interest Politics I -- 7. A Public Interest Politics II -- 8. Class and Self-Interest in the American Commercial Republic -- 9. Thinking Constitutionally about the American Republic -- 10. A Modest Program for Republicans (with a small "r")
Control code
FIEb17749621
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 413 pages
Isbn
9780226324012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)017515417
  • (OCoLC)928837925
Label
Reconstructing the commercial republic : constitutional design after Madison, Stephen L. Elkin
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-394) 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
1. Thinking Constitutionally in Light of American Aspirations -- I. Madison and Constitutional Thinking -- 2. The Madisonian Commercial Republic -- 3. Flaws in the Madisonian Theory -- 4. Political Regimes and Political Rationality -- II. The Political Constitution of a Commercial Republic -- 5. The Public Interest -- 6. A Public Interest Politics I -- 7. A Public Interest Politics II -- 8. Class and Self-Interest in the American Commercial Republic -- 9. Thinking Constitutionally about the American Republic -- 10. A Modest Program for Republicans (with a small "r")
Control code
FIEb17749621
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 413 pages
Isbn
9780226324012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)017515417
  • (OCoLC)928837925

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