Reconstructing the Commercial Republic
Constitutional Design After MadisonBook - 2006
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
Characteristics: xiii, 413 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Constitutional design after Madison
Other Standard Identifier: 9780226201344