A Workable Government? The Constitution After 200 Years

1987. Burke Marshall (ed.)

Despite numerous amendments to the Constitution, the basic institutional framework of US government remains largely unchanged since 1787. This institutional conservatism gives rise to regular reexaminations and crises as that framework takes on new functions and faces new challenges.  This volume explores whether that framework remains adequate to the challenges of governing a modern superpower and larger and more diverse polity.  

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