Publications

Bruce Ackerman

Terrorist attacks regularly trigger the enactment of repressive laws, setting in motion a vicious cycle that threatens to devastate civil liberties over the twenty-first century. In this clear-sighted book, Bruce Ackerman peers into the future and presents an intuitive, practical alternative. He...
Bruce Ackerman

A pioneering study of dynamics of politics and technocracy that generated mistaken policies that still haunt environmental law today. This publication is available on the following site(s): Amazon
Bruce Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman and James Fishkin argue that Americans can revitalize their democracy and break the cycle of cynical media manipulation that is crippling public life. They propose a new national holiday―Deliberation Day―for each presidential election year. On this day people throughout the country...
Bruce Ackerman

A study of the uncertain constitutional foundations of private property in American law and a discussion of two vastly different methods by which courts may resolve the confusion. This publication is available on the following site(s): Yale University Press
Bruce Ackerman

This publication is available on the following site(s): Amazon
Bruce Ackerman

Populism is a threat to the democratic world, fuel for demagogues and reactionary crowds—or so its critics would have us believe. But in his award-winning trilogy We the People, Bruce Ackerman showed that Americans have repeatedly rejected this view. Now he draws on a quarter century of scholarship...
Bruce Ackerman

“A ‘new view’ of the theoretical foundations of liberalism that will ‘challenge us to clarify our own implicit notions of liberal democracy.’ ”―The New York Times Book Review “Professor Ackerman has tackled age-old problems of social justice with the refreshing technique of a series of dialogues in...
Bruce Ackerman

An incisive legal argument that the attempt to impeach then-President Bill Clinton was not only ethically troubling, but actually against the basic legal procedures of the House and Senate and thus unconstitutional. A wake-up call, relevant even today, of the lengths to which the American right...
Bruce Ackerman

The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman’s sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks’s courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King’s resounding cadences in “I Have a Dream,” to Lyndon...
Bruce Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman shows how the institutional dynamics of the last half-century have transformed the American presidency into a potential platform for political extremism and lawlessness. Watergate, Iran-Contra, and the War on Terror are only symptoms of deeper pathologies. ­Ackerman points to a...

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