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The Resource The myth of coequal branches : restoring the constitution's separation of functions, David J. Siemers

The myth of coequal branches : restoring the constitution's separation of functions, David J. Siemers

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The myth of coequal branches : restoring the constitution's separation of functions
Title
The myth of coequal branches
Title remainder
restoring the constitution's separation of functions
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David J. Siemers
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The idea that the three branches of U.S. government are equal in power is taught in classrooms, proclaimed by politicians, and referenced in the media. But, as David Siemers shows, that idea is a myth, neither intended by the Founders nor true in practice. Siemers explains how adherence to this myth normalizes a politics of gridlock, in which the action of any branch can be checked by the reaction of any other. The Founders, however, envisioned a separation of functions rather than a separation of powers. Siemers argues that this view needs to replace our current view, so that the goals set out in the Constitution's Preamble may be better achieved"--
  • "The idea that the United States has three coequal branches of government is taught in classrooms across the nation, is frequently proclaimed by politicians, and is referenced uncritically in the media. But what does it mean? How does it square with the Federalist's proclamations that "in Republican government the legislative authority, necessarily, predominates" and "the judiciary is beyond compare the weakest of the three departments of power"? In this work, David Siemers argues that the idea of three branches equal in power is a myth, neither intended by the Founders nor true in practice. Siemers invites us to consider this myth more deeply and to consider whether its perpetuation is beneficial or harmful"--
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Siemers, David J.,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in constitutional democracy
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  • Separation of powers
  • Constitutional history
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • Constitutional history
  • Separation of powers
  • United States
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The myth of coequal branches : restoring the constitution's separation of functions, David J. Siemers
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1030384259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780826221698
Lccn
2018021227
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030384259
Label
The myth of coequal branches : restoring the constitution's separation of functions, David J. Siemers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030384259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780826221698
Lccn
2018021227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030384259

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