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What Would Madison Do? free pdf What would the father of the Constitution think of contemporary developments in American politics and public policy?Constitutional scholars have long debated whether the American political system, which was so influenced by the thinking of James Madison, has in fact grown outmoded. But if Madison himself could peer at the present, what would he think of the state of key political institutions that he helped originate and the government policies that they produce? In "What Would Madison Do?," ten prominent scholars explore the contemporary performance of Madison's constitutional legacy and how much would have surprised him.Contents: 1. Introduction: Perspectives on Madison's Legacy for Contemporary American Politics, Pietro S. Nivola and Benjamin Wittes2. Mr. Madison's Communion Suit: Implementation-Group Liberalism and the Case for Constitutional Reform, John J. DiIulio Jr.3. Constitutional Surprises: What James Madison Got Wrong, William A. Galston4. Overcoming the Great Recession: How Madison's "Horse and Buggy" Managed, Pietro S. Nivola5. Gridlock and the Madisonian Constitution, R. Shep Melnick

About Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes

Benjamin Wittes is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a founding editor of "Lawfare." He is the author of many books, including most recently "The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones--Confronting a New Age of Threat" (Basic Books, 2015), coauthored with Gabriella Blum.Pietro Nivola is a senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book is "What So Proudly We Hailed: Essays on the Contemporary Meaning of the War of 1812" (Brookings Institution Press, 2012), coedited with Peter J. Kastor.

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Author : Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Data Published : 17 July 2015
ISBN : 0815727437
EAN : 9780815727439
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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