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Constitutionalism and Democracy

This series publishes outstanding titles on constitutional politics, legal culture, and the historical relationship between democratic government and the social and economic forces that shape it. The editors seek manuscripts on constitutional development and legal history as well as both qualitative and quantitative analyses of judicial politics. At the same time, they aim to encompass a broader set of topics, including comparative law and courts, new institutionalism, and the theory of democratic principles and legal institutions.

Series Editors: Gregg Ivers and Kevin T. McGuire 

Advisory Editors: Gregory Caldeira, Howard Gillman, David O’Brien, Mark Tushnet, Keith Whittington


Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity

Stephen L. Wasby

The first book-length study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity fills a void in the scholarly literature on American courts and poltics in the post Brown versus Board of Education era.


New Communitarian Thinking

Persons, Virtues, Institutions, and Communities Amitai Etzioni, ed.

Communitarian thought is at the heart of a fierce debate in political theory about the justice, efficacy, and future of liberalism and liberal societies. Amitai Etzioni has collected a sterling list of contributors who bring communitarian thinking to bear on such timely and contentious issues as... More


Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel

Martin Edelman

In this clearly written and tightly argued analysis of the various Israeli court systems, Martin Edelman probes a fundamental issue: whether those courts protect human rights while fostering the development of a common, inclusive national culture.Edelman's work is based on the assumption that... More


Juries and Judges versus the Law

Virginia's Provincial Legal Perspective, 1783–1828 F. Thornton Miller

Juries and Judges versus the Law examines the efforts of Virginians to resist the imposition of a supreme law of the land, to be enforced by a supreme court. F. Thornton Miller looks at the law in Virginia and its connection to government and society during the period of the early Republic.Miller... More


The Supreme Court Bar

Legal Elites in the Washington Community Kevin T. McGuire

Who represents litigants in the Supreme Court of the United States? Kevin T. McGuire shows that the most sophisticated of them have the advantage of representation by an elite counsel made up of former clerks to the justices, alumni of the Office of the Solicitor General, partners in powerful... More


The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective

Mark Tushnet, ed.

The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the progressive agenda they bespoke. What made the Warren Court special? How can students of history and political science understand... More


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