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Kommers, Donald P.

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Works: 82 works in 227 publications in 5 languages and 5,174 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Casebooks (Law)  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Donald P Kommers
 
Most widely held works by Donald P Kommers
American constitutional law : essays, cases, and comparative notes by Donald P Kommers( )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes is a unique casebook that encourages citizens and students of the Constitution to think critically about the fundamental principles and policies of the American constitutional order. In addition to its distinguished authorship, the book has two prominent features that set it apart from other books in the field: an emphasis on the social, political, and moral theory that provides meaning to constitutional law and interpretation, and acomparative perspective that situates the American experience within a world context that serves a
The constitutional jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany by Donald P Kommers( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommers's comprehensive work surveys the development of German constitutional doctrine between 1949, when the Federal Constitutional Court was founded, and 1996. Extensively revised and expanded to take into account recent developments since German unification, this second edition describes the background, structure, and functions of the Court and provides extensive commentary on German constitutional interpretation. It includes translations of seventy-six landmark decisions, among them the highly controversial religious liberty and free speech decisions handed down in 1995
Human rights and American foreign policy by Donald P Kommers( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social change in the Soviet Union; Russia's path toward an industrial society by Boris Meissner( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judicial politics in West Germany : a study of the Federal Constitutional Court by Donald P Kommers( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American constitutional law by Donald P Kommers( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Governments of Germany by Arnold J Heidenheimer( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having achieved solid marks during an adolescent testing period, having proved capable of eclipsing the faulty patterns of earlier generations -- so the argument goes -- the West German political system should now be treated as a fully mature and democratic one. Thus, President Luebke has argued that the German "postwar period" be officially considered as having been concluded. This book should help the reader decide whether German institutions ought now to be accepted as much on face value as those of other democratic Western systems. As regards progress toward German unification, however, very little has occurred during the five-year period. Considered as both societies and political systems, West and East Germany are still very much the hostile twins they were in 1961, when the Berlin wall was built. - Preface
Freedom and education : Pierce v. Society of Sisters reconsidered( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany and its Basic Law : past, present, and future : a German-American symposium( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal Constitutional Court by Donald P Kommers( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutschland und sein Grundgesetz : Themen einer deutsch-amerikanischen Konferenz( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American constitutional law : essays, cases, and comparative notes by Donald P Kommers( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty and community in American constitutional law : continuing tensions by Donald P Kommers( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and reorganization of the Wisconsin court system by Donald P Kommers( )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Basic Law : 1949-1999 by Donald P Kommers( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Basic Law has served as a stable framework of government; it has resulted in the effective realization of human rights; and it has been sufficiently durable and popular to serve as a rallying point for German reunification. The Basic Law has emerged as the vital center of Germany[alpha]s constitutional culture. It has survived and guided multiple transformations in the country[alpha]s political and social life; by any standard, it has been as adaptable to change as it has been successful in maintaining democracy and the rule of law. In fact, the Basic Law has evolved into one of the world[alpha]s most respected and imitated constitutions. This alone is a major achievement that could not have been realized without the success the Basic Law has enjoyed in Germany. While the German constitution changed in substantial ways over the years, the changes did not erode the essential nature of the constitution as a charter of limited government and individual rights. Some amendments posed a potential threat to civil liberties but the most important changes in German constitutionalism over the years are not really accounted for by these textual changes. Far more important are the adaptations to change flowing from the decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court. In 1949, 50 years ago, Germany embarked upon a fascinating constitutional experiment. In that year, with the consent of the United States, France, and Great Britain, German leaders in the western zones of occupation drafted a new constitution that created the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). They called it the Basic Law (Grundgesetz) to underscore its provisional character. The more dignified term "constitution" (Verfassung) would be reserved for the time when Germany as a whole would determine its own future. Accordingly, the Basic Law by its own terms would cease to exist on the day on which a reunited Germany replaces it with a constitution adopted by a free decision of all the German people. The Basic Law raised as many questions as it tried to answer. Could a newly minted constitution - mere words on paper - breathe new life into a people devastated by war? Would it serve as a framework of government? Would it promote respect for human rights and popular government? Would it foster internal political unity? And if the FRG were to reach the half-century mark - as it would in 1999 - how much of its success would be attributable to the values, rights, and powers laid down in the Basic Law? No one would have dared to answer any of these questions in 1949. Now, however, on the 50th anniversary of the Basic Law, we are able confidently to respond to most of them
Building democracy : judicial review and the German Rechtsstaat by Donald P Kommers( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International human rights : a bibliography 1970-76 by William Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Grundgesetz: 1949-1999 by Donald P Kommers( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International human rights : a bibliography, 1970-1976 by William Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage and family in American constitutional law by Donald P Kommers( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American constitutional law
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The constitutional jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of GermanyAmerican constitutional lawAmerican constitutional law : essays, cases, and comparative notes
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Kommers, Donald.

Kommers, Donald 1932-

Kommers, Donald P

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