Publications

Co-authored with  Michael Stokes Paulsen, Michael W. McConnell and Samuel L. Bray. This casebook emphasizes the text, structure, and history of the Constitution. It uses great cases as paradigms for learning the major issues in constitutional law, and it offers less attention to the small ripples...
Co-authored with Christopher S. Yoo. This book is the first to undertake a detailed historical and legal examination of presidential power and the theory of the unitary executive. This theory—that the Constitution gives the president the power to remove and control all policy-making subordinates in...
David Cameron
In this volume marking the Sesquicentennial of Confederation in Canada, leading scholars and jurists discuss the evolution of the Canadian Constitution since the British North America Act 1867; the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution as a ‘living tree’ capable of application...
David Cameron
Is the nation state under siege? A common answer is that globalization poses two fundamental threats to state sovereignty. The first concerns the unleashing of centrifugal and centripetal forces - such as increasing market integration and the activities of institutions like the IMF, World Bank, and...
Gregory Collins
Although many of Burke’s speeches and writings contain prominent economic dimensions, his economic thought seldom receives the attention it warrants. Commerce and Manners stands as the most comprehensive study to date of this fascinating subject. In addition to providing rigorous textual...
Robert Dahl’s Preface helped launch democratic theory fifty years ago as a new area of study in political science, and it remains the standard introduction to the field. Exploring problems that had been left unsolved by traditional thought on democracy, Dahl here examines two influential models—the...
In this classic book, one of the world’s most distinguished political scientists discusses the problems, strengths, and weaknesses of democracy as a method of decision making for modern governments. Robert A. Dahl examines the principles on which the authority of democratic government rests,...
A political scientist and an economist collaborate fruitfully in pursuit of the question, “What are the conditions under which numerous individuals can maximize the attainment of their goals through the use of social mechanisms?” Hostile to a “great debate” of opposing systems they are primarily...
Winner of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for 1962 and widely acclaimed as a major reinterpretation of the location of political power in American communities. “Dahl has illuminated a central question in political science, the problem of how men can govern themselves in complex societies...
Ana De La O Torres
This book provides a theory and evidence to explain the initial decision of governments to adopt a conditional cash transfer program (the most prominent type of antipoverty program currently in operation in Latin America), and whether such programs are insulated from political manipulations or not...