The Constitutional System: The Group Character of the Elected Institutions

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THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM

The Group Character of
the Elected Institutions

Henry J. Merry

PRAEGER New York Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 7
  • Part I - Formation of the Constitutional System 9
  • 2 - Developmental Roots of U.S. Government 13
  • Notes 29
  • 3 - The Constitutional Convention: The National Infrastructure 32
  • Notes 41
  • 4 - The Constitutional Convention: The Tripartite Superstructure 44
  • Notes 56
  • 5 - Congress in the Constitution 58
  • Notes 69
  • 6 - The President in the Constitution 72
  • Notes 83
  • Part II - Adaptation of the Constitutional System 85
  • 7 - Congressional Establishment of the Constitutional System 89
  • Notes 100
  • 8 - Changing Priorities of Congressional Relationships 103
  • Notes 114
  • 9 - Changing Priorities of Presidential Relationships 117
  • Notes 127
  • 10 - Shared Responsibility for Legislation 130
  • Notes 140
  • 11 - Shared Responsibility for Legitimation 142
  • Notes 156
  • Part III - The Present State of the Constitutional System 159
  • 12 - Key Aspects of the Elected Institutions 163
  • Notes 174
  • 13 - Three Levels of Constitutional Separation 178
  • Notes 190
  • 14 - Group Character of the Elected Institutions 192
  • Notes 203
  • Index 209
  • About the Author 216
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