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Designing a Polity: America's…

Designing a Polity: America's Constitution in Theory and Practice

by James W. Ceaser

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"James W. Ceaser is our country's leading scholar in American politics. These venturesome essays display his originality, inventive formulations, and theoretical insight."--Harvey Mansfield, Stanford University."James Ceaser, a prominent student of American political thought, never fails to instruct and provoke. The essays included in Designing a Polity are no exception. The eye-opening chapter on Alexis de Tocqueville should spark a reconsideration of the foundations of American democracy and of the distinctive features of Tocqueville's account."--William A. Galston, Ezra Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution --Book Jacket.… (more)



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