Hidden Laws How State Constitutions Stabilize American Politics Robinson Woodward-Burns

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
27 Jul 2021
ISBN:
9780300248692
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
368 pages: 235 x 156 x 19mm
Illustrations:
8 b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

How state constitutional reform guides and stabilizes American constitutional and political development

State constitution reform guides and stabilizes American constitutional and political development. Using data sets and historical case studies, Robinson Woodward-Burns shows how the federal government has repeatedly deferred to state constitutional reform to manage or address difficult national constitutional controversies, including conflicts over the regulation of slavery, banking and taxation, women’s suffrage, labor and welfare rights, voting and civil rights, and gender discrimination.

Robinson Woodward-Burns is an assistant professor of political science at Howard University. He lives in Washington, DC.