A Revolution in Favor of Government (Innbundet)

Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 352
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195148701
Kategori: Jus
Omtale: A Revolution in Favor of Government
Edling argues that during the Constitutional debates, the Federalist were most concerned with building a state able to act vigorously in defense of American national interests. By transferring the powers of war making and resource-extraction from states to the national government, the U.S. Constitution created a nation-state invested with all the important powers of Europe's eighteenth-century 'fiscal-military states'. However, the political traditions and institutions of America were incompatible with a strong centralized government based on the European pattern. To secure the Constitution's adoption, the Federalists needed to build a very different state. The administration they designed made limited demands on citizens and entailed sharp restrictions on the physical presence of the national government in society. The Constitution was the Federalists' promise of the benefits of governemnt without its costs. The Federalist proposed statecraft rather than strong central authority as the solution to governing.

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