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Unfit for Democracy – The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics

Stephen E. Gottlieb


The book attacks the output of the Roberts Court based on its implications for the breakdown of democracy. Part I explores traditions concerning the preservation of democracy here and abroad. Efforts to nurture democracy were pioneered by the founding generation, picked up by the Supreme Court in the era of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia, adapted by the international community after World War II, and then interpreted by foreign constitutional courts. Part II examines postwar scientific studies of why democratic government survives or breaks down. These studies focus on constitutional guaran ... More

Keywords: breakdown, constitutional interpretation, democracy in America, disparities, foreign constitutional courts, melting pot, polarization, threat of force

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780814732427
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen E. Gottlieb, author
Albany Law School

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