The Reign of Law: Marbury V. Madison and the Construction of America

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Yale University Press, 1997 M01 1 - 306 páginas

"A brilliantly innovative and provocative work of pathfinding dimensions."--Robert M. Ireland, Journal of the Early Republic

"No scholar of the American constitution or American history can afford not to read this book--at least twice."--Herbert A. Johnson, Law and History Review

"Kahn is clearly a scholar of great intelligence and creativity."--Scott D. Gerber, Journal of American History

In this ground-breaking book, Kahn uses modern cultural theory to investigate America's most profound political myth: the belief that the rule of law is rule by the people. Kahn explores the elements of the myth, the rhetoric of law that sustains the myth, and the world of meaning the myth creates. He shows us that law must be central to religious, anthropological, and philosophical studies of American life.

 

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Marlmnj and the Historical Origins
9
An Archaeological Approach to Law
18
Law and Revolution
49
Locating the Self in Political Time
75
The Rule of Law and the Suppression of the Subject
103
The Strategies of Law
134
The Representative Character of Laws Appearance
177
Representing the Opinion of the People
206
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Paul W. Kahn is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities at Yale Law School.

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