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Ackerman, Bruce A.

Overview
Works: 147 works in 551 publications in 6 languages and 28,483 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Treaties  Conference papers and proceedings  Constitution  Commercial treaties 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other
Classifications: KF4541, 320.97309034
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Most widely held works about Bruce A Ackerman
 
Most widely held works by Bruce A Ackerman
We the people by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

48 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1, Publisher description: Bruce Ackerman offers a sweeping reinterpretation of our nation's constitutional experience and its promise for the future. Integrating themes from American history, political science, and philosophy, We the People confronts the past, present, and future of popular sovereignty in America. Only this distinguished scholar could present such an insightful view of the role of the Supreme Court. Rejecting arguments of judicial activists, proceduralists, and neoconservatives, Ackerman proposes a new model of judicial interpretation that would synthesize the constitutional contributions of many generations into a coherent whole. The author ranges from examining the origins of the dualist tradition in the Federalist Papers to reflecting upon recent, historic constitutional decisions. The latest revolutions in civil rights, and the right to privacy, are integrated into the fabric of constitutionalism. Today's Constitution can best be seen as the product of three great exercises in popular sovereignty, led by the Founding Federalists in the 1780s, the Reconstruction Republicans in the 1860s, and the New Deal Democrats in the 1930s. Ackerman examines the roles played during each of these periods by the Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court. He shows that Americans have built a distinctive type of constitutional democracy, unlike any prevailing in Europe. It is a dualist democracy, characterized by its continuing effort to distinguish between two kinds of politics: normal politics, in which organized interest groups try to influence democratically elected representatives; and constitutional politics, in which the mass of citizens mobilize to debate matters of fundamental principle. Although American history is dominated by normal politics, our tradition places a higher value on mobilized efforts to gain the consent of the people to new governing principles. In a dualist democracy, the rare triumphs of constitutional politics determine the course of normal politics. More than a decade in the making, and the first of three volumes, this compelling book speaks to all who seek to renew and redefine our civic commitments in the decades ahead
Social justice in the liberal state by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain to become the most important work in political theory since John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, this book presents a brilliantly original, compelling vision of a just society-a world in which each of us may live his own life in his own way without denying the same right to others. Full of provocative discussions of issues ranging from education to abortion, it makes fascinating reading for anyone concerned with the future of the liberal democratic state
What Brown v. Board of Education should have said : the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision by J. M Balkin( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, nine of America's top constitutional and civil rights experts have been challenged to rewrite the Brown decision as they would like it to have been written, incorporating what they now know about the subsequent history of the United States but making use of only those sources available at the time of the original decision. In addition, Jack Balkin gives a detailed introduction to the case, chronicling the history of the litigation in Brown and explaining the current debates over its legacy."--Jacket
The stakeholder society by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and German and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What would happen, ask Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott, if America were to make good on its promise of equal opportunity by granting every qualifying young adult a citizen's stake of eighty thousand dollars? Ackerman and Alstott argue that every U.S. citizen has the right to share in the wealth accumulated by preceding generations. The distribution of wealth is currently so skewed that the stakeholding fund could be financed by an annual tax of 2 percent on the property owned by the richest 40 percent of Americans." "Ackerman and Alstott analyze their initiative from moral, political, economic, legal, and human perspectives. By summoning the political will to initiate stakeholding, they argue, we can achieve a society that is more democratic, productive, and free."--Jacket
Clean coal/dirty air : or how the Clean air act became a multibillion-dollar bail-out for high-sulfur coal producers and what should be done about it by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

16 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private property and the Constitution by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the next attack : preserving civil liberties in an age of terrorism by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorist attacks regularly trigger the enactment of repressive laws, setting in motion a vicious cycle that threatens to devastate civil liberties over the twenty-first century. In this book, Bruce Ackerman peers into the future and presents a practical alternative. He proposes an ʺemergency constitutionʺ that enables government to take extraordinary actions to prevent a second strike in the short run while prohibiting permanent measures that destroy our freedom over the longer run. Ackermanʼs ʺemergency constitutionʺ exposes the dangers lurking behind the popular notion that we are fighting a ʺwarʺ on terror. He criticizes court opinions that have adopted the war framework, showing how they uncritically accept extreme presidential claims to sweeping powers. Instead of expanding the authority of the commander in chief, the courts should encourage new forms of checks and balances that allow for decisive, but carefully controlled, presidential action during emergencies. In making his case, Ackerman explores emergency provisions in constitutions of nations ranging from France to South Africa, borrowing some useful aspects and adapting others. He shows that no country today is well equipped to both fend off terrorists and preserve fundamental liberties, drawing particular attention to recent British reactions to terrorist attacks: Book jacket
Bush v. Gore : the question of legitimacy( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supreme Court's intervention in the 2000 election will shape American law and democracy long after George W. Bush has left the White House. This study brings together a broad range of legal scholars who address the larger questions raised by the Supreme Court's actions. Did the Court's decision violate the rule of law? Did it inaugurate an era of super-politicized jurisprudence? How should Bush v. Gore change the terms of debate over the next round of Supreme Court appointments? The contributors - Bruce Ackerman, Jack Balkin, Guido Calabresi, Steven Calabresi, Owen Fiss, Charles Fried, Robert Post, Margaret Jane Radin, Jeffrey Rosen, Jed Rubenfeld, Cass Sunstein, Laurence Tribe and Mark Tushnet - represent a broad political spectrum. Their reactions to the case are varied, filled with argument and debate
The uncertain search for environmental quality by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of liberal revolution by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1989, the Cold War has ended, new nations have emerged in Eastern Europe, and revolutionary struggles to establish liberal ideals have been waged against repressive governments throughout the world. Will the promise of liberalism be realized? What can liberals do to make the most of their opportunities and construct enduring forms of political order? In this important and timely book, a leading political theorist discusses the possibility of liberal democracy in Western and Eastern Europe and offers practical suggestions for its realization. Bruce Ackerman begins by sketching the challenges faced a Western Europe free for the first time in half a century to determine its own fate without the constant intervention of the United States and the Soviet Union. Unless decisive steps are taken, this moment of promise can degenerate into a new cycle of nationalist power struggle. Revolutionary action is now required to build the foundations of a democratic federal Europe - a union strong enough to keep the peace and to combat the threat of local tyrannies."--Publisher description
Reconstructing American law by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting with dollars : a new paradigm for campaign finance by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The decline and fall of the American republic by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Shows how the institutional dynamics of the last half-century have transformed the American presidency into a potential platform for political extremism and lawlessness"--Jacket
Deliberation Day by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Economic foundations of property law by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on property law by Robert C Ellickson( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is NAFTA constitutional? by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review text: A prodigious accomplishment from every point of view: historical excavation, legal argumentation (as he punctures the various attempts to claim as precedent what was not) and theoretical argumentation
Redesigning distribution : basic income and stakeholder grants as alternative cornerstones for a more egalitarian capitalism by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a system of stakeholder grants, as discussed by Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott, all citizens upon reaching the age of early adulthood receive a substantial one-time lump-sum grant sufficiently large so that all young adults would be significant wealth holders. Ackerman and Alstott propose that this grant be in the vicinity of $80,000 and be financed by an annual wealth tax of roughly 2 percent. A system of stakeholder grants, they argue, "expresses a fundamental responsibility: every American has an obligation to contribute to a fair starting point for all.""--Jacket
We the people by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks's courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King's resounding cadences in "I Have a Dream," to Lyndon Johnson's leadership of Congress, to the Supreme Court's decisions redefining the meaning of equality, the movement to end racial discrimination decisively changed our understanding of the Constitution. Ackerman anchors his discussion in the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Challenging conventional legal analysis and arguing instead that constitutional politics won the day, he describes the complex interactions among branches of government--and also between government and the ordinary people who participated in the struggle. The civil rights revolution transformed the Constitution, but not through judicial activism or Article V amendments. The breakthrough was the passage of laws that ended the institutionalized humiliations of Jim Crow and ensured equal rights at work, in schools, and in the voting booth. This legislation gained congressional approval only because of the mobilized support of the American people--and their principles deserve a central place in the nation's history. Ackerman's arguments are especially important at a time when the Roberts Court is actively undermining major achievements of America's Second Reconstruction.--From publisher description
The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ink was barely dry on the Constitution when it was almost destroyed by the rise of political parties in the United States. The Framers had not anticipated the two-party system, and when Republicans battled Federalists for the presidency in 1800, the rules laid down by the Constitution exacerbated the crisis. With Republican militias preparing to march on Washington, the House of Representatives deadlocked between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Based on seven years of archival research, the book describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis. Ackerman shows how Thomas Jefferson counted his Federalist rivals out of the House runoff, and how the Federalists threatened to place John Marshall in the presidential chair. Nevertheless, the Constitution managed to survive through acts of statesmanship and luck
 
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Alternative Names
Ackerman , Bruce

Ackerman, Bruce 1943-

Ackerman, Bruce A.

Ackerman , Bruce Arnold

Ackerman, Bruce Arnold 1943-

Bruce Ackerman Amerikaans filosoof

Bruce Ackerman amerykański prawnik, politolog i filozof polityczny

Bruce Ackerman filosofo statunitense

Bruce Arnold Ackerman US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Брюс Экерман

ברוס אקרמן

布鲁斯·阿克曼

Languages
English (309)

Spanish (17)

Italian (8)

German (6)

French (6)

Chinese (3)

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Social justice in the liberal stateWhat Brown v. Board of Education should have said : the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decisionThe stakeholder societyClean coal/dirty air : or how the Clean air act became a multibillion-dollar bail-out for high-sulfur coal producers and what should be done about itPrivate property and the ConstitutionBefore the next attack : preserving civil liberties in an age of terrorismBush v. Gore : the question of legitimacyThe future of liberal revolution