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New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law: Dual Enforcement of Norms

James A. Gardner and Jim Rossi


This book presents a range or perspectives on the role of state constitutions within the context of federalism. Rejecting both the old dual federalism and the newer judicial federalism models, this book understands the generation, development, interpretation, and enforcement of constitutional norms at the national and state levels to be best conceived as constituent activities of a single, collective enterprise conducted by many actors located in many sites scattered throughout the system. The chapters in this book present a conception of national and subnational constitutional law as compleme ... More

Keywords: state constitutions, federalism, constituent activities, national constitutional law, subnational constitutional law, constitutional norms, constitutional self-governance, judicial federalism, constitutional dialogue, dual federalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James A. Gardner, editor
University at Buffalo Law School, State University of New York

Jim Rossi, editor
Florida State University College of Law