Direct Democracy and the Courts

ISBN-10: 0521747716

ISBN-13: 9780521747714

Edition: 2009

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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kenneth P. Miller is associate professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College in California. He holds a B.A. from Pomona College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent publication is a volume co-edited with Fr�d�rick Douzet and Thad Kousser titled The New Political Geography of California (2008). He has published articles on topics including the initiative process, the recall of California governor Gray Davis, and the federal Voting Rights Act. He has also served as a political analyst in various media outlets, including National Public Radio, BBC World Service Radio, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Introduction: a clash of rising powers
The Quest for Majority Rule
The epic debate
Direct democracy gathers force
Countering the Majority
The counter-majoritarian power
The courts at work
Conflicts over rights
Conflicts over powers
The Majority Strikes Back
The people's check on the courts
Conclusion: a new constitutional equilibrium
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