Recalibrating reform : the limits of political change / Stuart Chinn.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xii, 343 pages ; 24 cm.
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Formatted Contents Note
Part I. Introduction: Introduction. Reconstructing governance; 1. The theory and political processes of recalibration; 2. The Supreme Court and transformative recalibration Part II. Legal Reform and its Delimitation: 3. Emancipation, the reconstruction era, and delimitation; 4. Labor rights, the new deal era, and delimitation; 5. Constitutional equal protection, the civil rights era, and delimitation; 6. Explaining judicial delimiting behavior Part III. The Construction and Maintenance of Governance: 7. The entrenchment and maintenance of the Jim Crow order; 8. The entrenchment and maintenance of industrial pluralism; 9. The entrenchment and maintenance of the anti-classification order; 10. Explaining order-affirming and tension-managing judicial behavior; 11. Conclusion.
"This book deals with the conservative aftermath of several eras of reform in American history by pointing to the phenomenon of "recalibration". It demonstrates the difficulty of achieving substantive political change in American politics; elements of the old political order always somehow find ways to survive and reassert themselves after reform has occurred"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-337) and index.
KF4880 .C64 2014
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