Reconstructing the Commercial Republic

Reconstructing the Commercial Republic

Constitutional Design After Madison

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "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."
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780226201344
0226201341
Characteristics: xiii, 413 p. ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780226201344

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