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Responding to Imperfection:
The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Amendment
Edited by Sanford Levinson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Imperfection and Amendability3
2How Many Times Has the United States Constitution Been Amended? (A) < 26; (B) 26; (C) 27; (D) > 27: Accounting for Constitutional Change13
3Constitutionalism in the United States: From Theory to Politics37
4Higher Lawmaking63
5Popular Sovereignty and Constitutional Amendment89
6The Plain Meaning of Article V117
7Amending the Presuppositions of a Constitution145
8Merlin's Memory: The Past and Future Imperfect of the Once and Future Polity163
9The Case against Implicit Limits on the Constitutional Amending Process191
10The "Original" Thirteenth Amendment and the Limits to Formal Constitutional Change215
11Toward a Theory of Constitutional Amendment237
12The Politics of Constitutional Revision in Eastern Europe275
13Midrash: Amendment through the Molding of Meaning307
Appendix: Amending Provisions of Selected New Constitutions in Eastern Europe319
Contributors325
Index327

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