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Tarr, G. Alan (George Alan)

Overview
Works: 64 works in 286 publications in 4 languages and 16,794 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Casebooks (Law)  Constitutions  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by G. Alan Tarr
State constitutions for the twenty-first century by G. Alan Tarr( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 3,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without fear or favor : judicial independence and judicial accountability in the states by G. Alan Tarr( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impartial administration of justice and the accountability of government officials are two of the most strongly held American values. Yet these values are often in direct conflict with one another. At the national level, the U.S. Constitution resolves this tension in favor of judicial independence, insulating judges from the undue influence of other political institutions, interest groups, and the general public. But at the state level, debate has continued as to the proper balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability. In this volume, constitutional scholar G. Alan Tarr focuses squarely on that debate. In part, the analysis is historical: how have the reigning conceptions of judicial independence and accountability emerged, and when and how did conflict over them develop? In part, the analysis is theoretical: what is the proper understanding of judicial independence and accountability? Tarr concludes the book by identifying the challenges to state-level judicial independence and accountability that have emerged in recent decades, assessing the solutions offered by the competing sides, and offering proposals for how to strike the appropriate balance between independence and accountability. -- Book cover
Constitutional origins, structure, and change in federal countries by John Kincaid( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Constitutional dynamics in federal systems : sub-national perspectives by Michael Burgess( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a comprehensive view of the constitutional architecture of federations, contributors address change and development in federal states from the standpoint of constitutional revision and reform. Oftentimes change comes from the constituent units that together form a federation. With this in mind, political scientists and legal scholars from across Europe and North America address three important questions. First, what is the scope of national space - the range of discretion and autonomy in constitutional design and development - that is available to the sub-national units in federal system? Second, to what extent have the sub-national units occupied the constitutional space available to them? Third, what have been the effects of constitutional initiatives by sub-national units within their constitutional space on national constitutional development (vertical federalism), on constitutional development in other sub-national units (horizontal federalism), and on political development within their own borders? A comparative, interdisciplinary approach to constitutionalism in federal systems, this volume will be of particular interest to scholars studying federalism, comparative politics, public law, and political development. Contributors include Michael Burgess (University of Kent) and G. Alan Tarr (Rutgers University-Camden), John J. Dinan (Wake Forest University), Arthur Gunlicks (University of Richmond), Peter Bujäger (University of Innsbruck), Jens Woelk (University of Trento), Nicolas Schmitt (University of Fribourg), Patrick Peeters (University of Leuven), Gerald Baier (University of British Columbia), Stephen Tierney (University of Edinburgh), Carlos Viver (University of Barcelona), Francesco Palermo (University of Verona), Anneli Albi (University of Kent), Ornella Porchia (University of Turin)
American constitutional law by Ralph A Rossum( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed as a basic text for courses in constitutional law and civil liberties ... Its approach to these subjects is based on three major premises. First, the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to a full and coherent understanding of the principles, prospects, and problems of America's democratic republic ... Second, no interpretation of the Constitution can be evaluated properly without an appreciation of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish. The text incorporates documentary evidence in seeking to identify and explain the original purposes of the Constitution and the means provided for the achievement of those purposes ... Third, the study of the Constitution involves much more than an examination of its judicial interpretation. The Constitution is not merely what the Supreme Court says it is; its words are not so many empty vessels into which justices can pour meaning. Accordingly, this volume examines the interpretations of a variety of sources.-Pref
American constitutional law : cases and interpretation by Ralph A Rossum( )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Constitutional Law, Volume I provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document, examining how its provisions were originally understood by those who drafted and ratified it, and how they have since been interpreted by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Clear and accessible chapter introductions and a careful balance between classic and recent cases provide students with a sense of how the law has been understood and construed over the years. The Tenth Edition has been fully revised to include seven new cases, including key decisions National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, Zivotofsky v. Kerry, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, Horne v. Department of Agriculture and Comptroller of the Treasure of Maryland v. Wynne. A revamped and expanded companion website offers access to even more additional cases, an archive of primary documents, and links to online resources, making this text essential for any constitutional law course"--
Federalism, subnational constitutions, and minority rights by G. Alan Tarr( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether federalism and subnational constitutions contribute to or undermine minority rights has long been a subject of controversy. Within the United States, the general view has been that federalism has been detrimental to minority rights. In contrast, other countries have seen federalism as crucial in safeguarding rights of ethnic and religious minorities. This volume provides the basis for a more nuanced assessment of the contributions of federalism and subnational constitutions to protecting minority rights by studying their impact in a variety of federal systems
Understanding state constitutions by G. Alan Tarr( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many Americans, the word "constitution" means just one thing: the national Constitution. According to a recent survey, almost half do not know that individual states also have constitutions. G. Alan Tarr seeks to change that in this landmark book. A leading authority on state legal issues, he combines history, law, and political science to present a thorough and long-needed account of the distinct and important role of state constitutions in American life."--Jacket
State supreme courts in state and nation by G. Alan Tarr( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of controversy : constitutional reform in Alabama by Bailey Thomson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely examination of Alabama's severely criticized state constitution will serve as an indispensable guide for legislators and citizens considering reform of the outdated document. Alabama's present constitution, adopted in 1901, is widely viewed as the source of many, if not most, of the state's historic difficulties and inequities. Chief among these is a poorly funded school system, an imbalanced tax system that favors special business interests, legislated racism, and unchecked urban sprawl. Many citizens believe that, after 100 years of overburdening amendments a
State supreme courts : policymakers in the federal system( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federalism and rights( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does federalism promote or undermine rights? With emerging democracies in Europe and elsewhere currently attempting to design constitutions that combine effective government, recognition of ethnic diversity within their populations, and protection of individual rights, the importance of this question can hardly be overstated." "Federalism and Rights examines both the theoretical perspectives on the relationship between federalism and rights, and the historical and contemporary relationship between federalism and rights in the United States. The contributors to this volume analyze the U.S. federal system as a potential model for contemporary constitution-makers as well as explore how its system can serve as a cautionary example."--Jacket
Judicial process and judicial policymaking by G. Alan Tarr( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judicial impact and State supreme courts by G. Alan Tarr( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional politics in the states : contemporary controversies and historical patterns by G. Alan Tarr( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American constitutional law by Ralph A Rossum( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Constitutional Law provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, the volumes in this set put current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish. The authors examine the constitutional thought of the founders, as well as interpretations of the Constitution by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Volume I focuses on federal rights and powers, and volume II focuses on individuals' rights and responsibilities
State constitutions for the twenty-first century( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference guides to the state constitutions of the United States by Joseph R Grodin( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International encyclopaedia of laws( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set of volumes in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws presents a country-by-country survey of constitutional law throughout the world, and is also in the process of publishing, in one source, all of the constitutions of the world in English translations. Each national monograph includes detailed information of the country's political system, historical background, sources of constitutional law, form of government (outlining the legal status, the competence and the working of central state powers, etc.), state form and subdivisions of the state, component states and decentralized authorities, citizenship (especially nationality and the legal position of aliens), and specific problems such as foreign relations, taxing and spending power, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relation between Church and State.--About this title page
The Kentucky state constitution : a reference guide by Robert M Ireland( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kentucky State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of Kentucky's constitutional history, it provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of Kentucky's constitution. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been broug
 
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State constitutions for the twenty-first century
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Constitutional origins, structure, and change in federal countriesAmerican constitutional lawAmerican constitutional law : cases and interpretationFederalism, subnational constitutions, and minority rightsUnderstanding state constitutionsState supreme courts in state and nationState supreme courts : policymakers in the federal systemFederalism and rights
Alternative Names
Tarr, G.

Tarr, G. A.

Tarr, G.Alan

Tarr, G. Alan 1946-

Tarr, George A.

Tarr, George A. 1946-

Tarr, George A. (George Alan)

Tarr, George A. (George Alan), 1946-

Tarr, George Alan

Tarr, George Alan 1946-

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