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The Upside-Down Constitution

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$48.00 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674061910

Publication Date: 02/29/2012


528 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 graphs, 6 tables


  • Introduction
  • Part One: Foundations
    • 1. Constitutionalism
    • 2. Federalism
    • 3. Constitutional Structure
  • Part Two: Competitive Federalism
    • 4. Commerce and Competition
    • 5. Corporations
    • 6. Federal Common Law
    • 7. The Fiscal Constitution
  • Part Three: Transformation
    • 8. Constitutional Inversion
    • 9. Commerce, Cartels, and Concurrent Powers
    • 10. Erie’s Federalism
    • 11. Fiscal Federalism
  • Part Four: Our Federalism
    • 12. Federalism after the New Deal: Rights, Revenues, and Regulation
    • 13. From Experiments to Exploitation
    • 14. The Supreme Court’s Federalism
  • Part Five: The State of Our Federalism
    • 15. The Court, the Nation, and the States
    • 16. Federalism among the States
    • 17. Concluding Essay: Federalism at the Crossroads
  • Appendix: Constitutional Structure: Powers and Limitations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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