Beyond Progressivism

Author: Philippa Strum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 4319

Anyone with an interest in this icon of our law and public policy should not miss this excellent book. -- Washington Post Book World.

Im Namen der Freiheit

die amerikanische Mission

Author: Gerhard Besier,Gerhard Lindemann

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525367346

Category: Liberty

Page: 415

View: 1976


William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic

Author: Trygve Throntveit

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137068620

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 5365

Pragmatist philosopher William James has long been deemed a dubious guide to ethical reasoning. This book overturns such thinking, demonstrating the coherence of James's efforts to develop a flexible but rigorous framework for individuals and societies seeking freedom, meaning, and justice in a world of interdependence, uncertainty, and change.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 7274

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

American Political Leaders

Author: Richard L. Wilson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108052

Category: Politicians

Page: 465

View: 5503

Presents profiles of major figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug through Woodrow Wilson, arranged alphabetically, by area of activity, and by year of birth.

Constructing Corporate America

History, Politics, Culture

Author: Kenneth Lipartito,David B. Sicilia

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199251902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 2793

This collection of cutting-edge research reviews the evolution of the American corporation, the domination trends in the way it has been studied, and at the same time introduces some new perspectives on the historical trajectory of the business organization as a social institution.

History of American Political Thought

Author: Bryan-Paul Frost,Jeffrey Sikkenga

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106242

Category: Political Science

Page: 834

View: 504

This book is a collection of secondary essays on America's most important philosophic thinkers—statesmen, judges, writers, educators, and activists—from the colonial period to the present. Each essay is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of a noted American on the fundamental meaning of the American regime.

Reconsidering American Liberalism

The Troubled Odyssey of the Liberal Idea

Author: James P. Young

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 437

View: 8822

In a survey of American political thought unrivaled in its breadth, Young gives voice not just to Locke, Jefferson, and Madison but also to Rawls, Walzer, Wolin, Kateb, and Shklar. To the problems facing Lincoln and Dewey, he brings modern feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism, and the current conservative backlash. Broadly informed, scrupulously fair, and marvelously clear, Reconsidering American Liberalism is a tour de force of historical exposition and contempory analysis as well as a significant contribution to the future of liberal thought.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7892


Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution

Erie, the Judicial Power, and the Politics of the Federal Courts in Twentieth-century America

Author: Edward A. Purcell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300078046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 417

View: 3647

During the twentieth century, and particularly between the 1930s and 1950s, ideas about the nature of constitutional government, the legitimacy of judicial lawmaking, and the proper role of the federal courts evolved and shifted. This book focuses on Supreme Court justice Louis D. Brandeis and his opinion in the 1938 landmark case Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, which resulted in a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts. Distinguished legal historian Edward A. Purcell, Jr., shows how the Erie case provides a window on the legal, political, and ideological battles over the federal courts in the New Deal era. Purcell also offers an in-depth study of Brandeis's constitutional jurisprudence and evolving legal views. Examining the social origins and intended significance of the Erie decision, Purcell concludes that the case was a product of early twentieth-century progressivism. The author explores Brandeis's personal values and political purposes and argues that the justice was an exemplar of neither "judicial restraint" nor "neutral principles," despite his later reputation. In an analysis of the continual reconceptions of both Brandeis and Erie by new generations of judges and scholars in the twentieth century, Purcell also illuminates how individual perspectives and social pressures combined to drive the law's evolution.

Der Dschungel

Author: Upton Sinclair (Schriftsteller, USA)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293206649


Page: 416

View: 9893