From Democratic Dualism to Political Realism: Transforming the Constitution

  title={From Democratic Dualism to Political Realism: Transforming the Constitution},
  author={Keith E. Whittington},
  journal={Constitutional Political Economy},
In the latest volume of Bruce Ackerman's We the People, he sets out to demonstrate that the Constitution has been legitimately amended by “unconventional” means, or by mechanisms other than the Article V amendment process. In making this argument, Ackerman offers a rich constitutional history of the Founding period, the Reconstruction era, and the New Deal. He successfully demonstrates that unconventional methods were used to alter accepted constitutional meaning and government practices during… 
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