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Levinson, Sanford 1941-

Works: 93 works in 352 publications in 2 languages and 21,094 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Essays  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF8742.Z9, 347.7326
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Most widely held works about Sanford Levinson
Most widely held works by Sanford Levinson
The American Supreme Court by Robert G McCloskey( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous editions published : 2000 (3rd), and 1960 (1st)
Torture : a collection by Sanford Levinson( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Torture: A Collection brings together leading lawyers, political theorists, social scientists, and public intellectuals to debate the advisability of maintaining the absolute ban of torture and to reflect on what it says about our societies if we do - or do not - adhere to it in all circumstances. One important question is how we define torture at all."--Jacket
Constitutional faith by Sanford Levinson( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is intended to make clearer the ambiguities of "constitutional faith," i.e. wholehearted attachment to the Constitution as the center of one's (and ultimately the nation's) political life."--The introduction
Our undemocratic constitution : where the constitution goes wrong (and how we the people can correct it) by Sanford Levinson( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking a hard look at our much-venerated Constitution, Sanford Levinson here argues that too many of its provisions promote either unjust or ineffective government. Under the existing blueprint, we can neither rid ourselves of incompetent presidents nor assure continuity of government following catastrophic attacks. Less important, perhaps, but certainly problematic, is the appointment of Supreme Court judges for life. Adding insult to injury, the U.S. Constitution is the most difficult to amend or update of any constitution currently existing in the world today. Democratic debate leaves few stones unturned, but we tend to take our basic constitutional structures for granted. Levinson boldly challenges the American people to undertake a long overdue public discussion on how they might best reform this most hallowed document and construct a constitution adequate to our democratic values."--Jacket
Power and community; dissenting essays in political science by Philip Green( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrestling with diversity by Sanford Levinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to imperfection : the theory and practice of constitutional amendment by Sanford Levinson( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An increasing number of constitutional theorists, within both the legal academy and university departments of government, are focusing on the conceptual and political problems attached to the notion of constitutional amendment. Amendments are, among other things, recognitions of the imperfection of existing schemes of government. The relative ease or difficulty of amendment has significant implications for the ways that governments respond to problems that call either for new structures of governance or new powers for already established structures. This book brings together essays by leading legal authorities and political scientists on a range of questions from whether the U.S. Constitution is subject to amendment by procedures other than those authorized by Article V to how significant change is conceptualized within classical rabbinic Judaism. Though the essays are concerned for the most part with the American experience, other constitutional traditions are considered as well. The contributors include Bruce Ackerman, Akhil Reed Amar, Mark E. Brandon, David R. Dow, Stephen M. Griffin, Stephen Holmes and Cass R. Sunstein, Sanford Levinson, Donald Lutz, Walter Murphy, Frederick Schauer, John R. Vile, and Noam J. Zohar
Interpreting law and literature : a hermeneutic reader( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance by Sanford Levinson( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Framed', Levinson challenges the belief that the most important features of America's 51 constitutions concern what rights they protect. Instead, he focuses on the fundamental procedures of governance such as congressional bicameralism, the selection of the President by the electoral college, or the dimensions of the President's veto power - not to mention the near impossibility of amending the United States Constitution
Written in stone : public monuments in changing societies by Sanford Levinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it "Stalinist" for a formerly communist country to tear down a statue of Stalin? Should the Confederate flag be allowed to fly over the South Carolina state capital? Can a liberal, multicultural society memorialize anyone at all, or is it committed to a strict neutrality about the quality of the lives led by its citizens?
Constitutional stupidities, constitutional tragedies by William N Eskridge( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitution is the cornerstone of American government, hailed as one of the greatest contributions of the Western Enlightenment. While many seem content simply to celebrate it, those most familiar with the document invariably find it wanting in at least some aspects. This unique volume brings together many of the country's most esteemed constitutional commentators and invites them to answer two questions: First, what is the stupidest provision of the Constitution? "Stupid" need not mean evil. Thus, a second, related question is whether the scholar-interpreter would be forced to
The Oxford handbook of the U.S. Constitution( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution offers a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture. This Handbook enables readers within and beyond the U.S. to develop a critical comprehension of the literature on the Constitution, along with accessible and up-to-date analysis. The historical essays included in this Handbook cover the Constitution from 1620 right through the Reagan Revolution to the present. Essays on political science detail how contemporary citizens in the United States rely extensively on political parties, interest groups, and bureaucrats to operate a constitution designed to prevent the rise of parties, interest-group politics, and an entrenched bureaucracy. The essays on law explore how contemporary citizens appear to expect and accept the exertions of power by a Supreme Court, whose members are increasingly disconnected from the world of practical politics. Essays on rights discuss how contemporary citizens living in a diverse multi-racial society seek guidance on the meaning of liberty and equality from a Constitution originally designed for a society in which all politically relevant persons shared the same race, gender, religion, and ethnicity. Lastly, the essays on themes explain how in a "globalized" world, people living in the United States can continue to be governed by a constitution originally meant for a society geographically separated from the rest of the "civilized world." Whether a return to the pristine constitutional institutions of the founding or a translation of these constitutional norms in the present is possible remains the central challenge of U.S. constitutionalism today. -- from back cover
The Louisiana Purchase and American expansion, 1803-1898 by Sanford Levinson( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew H. Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine the role that the Louisiana Purchase played in shaping both the expansionist policies of the nineteenth century and critical interpretations of the Constitution. The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 provides an overview of how the U.S. Constitution and the American political system are inextricably tied to the Louisiana Purchase and the territorial expansion of the United States."--Jacket
Loyalty by Sanford Levinson( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring essays by scholars working in a variety of subjects, [this book] presents diverse perspectives on dilemmas posed by potential conflicts between loyalties to specific institutions or professional roles and more universalistic conceptions of moral duty. Beings with a philosophical exploration of theories of loyalty, both Eastern and Western, then moves on to examine several problematic situations in which loyalty is often a factor: partisan politics, the armed forces, and lawyer-client relationships"--Publisher description
Evolution and morality by James E Fleming( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume ... emerged from papers and commentaries given at the annual meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP) in Boston on August 28-29, 2008"--Preface
Legal canons by J. M Balkin( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every discipline has its canon: the set of standard texts, approaches, examples, and stories by which it is recognized and which its members repeatedly invoke and employ. Although the last twenty-five years have seen the influence of interdisciplinary approaches to legal studies expand, there has been little recent consideration of what is and what ought to be canonical in the study of law today. Legal Canons brings together fifteen essays which seek to map out the legal canon and the way in which law is taught today. In order to understand how the twin ideas of canons and canonicity operate i
An argument open to all : reading The Federalist in the twenty-first century by Sanford Levinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In An Argument Open to All, renowned legal scholar Sanford Levinson takes a novel approach to what is perhaps America's most famous political tract. Rather than concern himself with the authors as historical figures, or how The Federalist helps us understand the original intent of the framers of the Constitution, Levinson examines each essay for the political wisdom it can offer us today. In eighty-five short essays, each keyed to a different essay in The Federalist, he considers such questions as whether present generations can rethink their constitutional arrangements; how much effort we should exert to preserve America's traditional culture; and whether The Federalist's arguments even suggest the desirability of world government."--Dust jacket
American conservatism( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason in law by Lief H Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous editions : 1998 (5th) ; 2002 (6th) ; and 2007 (updated 7th)
Processes of constitutional decisionmaking : cases and materials, second edition by Paul Brest( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Torture : a collection
Alternative Names
Levinson, Sanford

Levinson, Sanford V. 1941-

Levinson, Sanford Victor.

Levinson, Sanford Victor 1941-

Sanford, Levinson 1941-

Sanford Levinson American political writer


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Torture : a collectionConstitutional faithOur undemocratic constitution : where the constitution goes wrong (and how we the people can correct it)Wrestling with diversityResponding to imperfection : the theory and practice of constitutional amendmentWritten in stone : public monuments in changing societiesConstitutional stupidities, constitutional tragediesThe Louisiana Purchase and American expansion, 1803-1898