"The Limits of Constitutional Democracy" released

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010
by aperhac

The Center for Human Values is pleased to announce the release of The Limits of Constitutional Democracy, a volume of essays co-edited by Stephen Macedo, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values; and Jeffrey Tulis, associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin. The book looks at the difficulties of constitutional democracy and interrogates constitutional democracy’s meaning in order to illuminate its future. Key themes include issues of constitutional failure; the problem of emergency power and whether constitu­tions should be suspended when emergencies arise; the dilem­mas faced when constitutions provide and restrict executive power during wartime; and whether constitutions can adapt to such globalization challenges as immigration, religious resur­gence, and nuclear arms proliferation.



In addition to the editors, the contributors are Sotirios Barber, Joseph Bessette, Mark Brandon, Daniel Deudney, Christopher Eisgruber, James Fleming, William Harris II, Ran Hirschl, Gary Jacobsohn, Benjamin Kleinerman, Jan-Werner Müller, Kim Scheppele, Rogers Smith, Adrian Vermeule, and Mariah Zeis­berg.