The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution
Edited by Mark Tushnet, Mark A. Graber, and Sanford Levinson
Reviews and Awards
"The American experience has long been central to global conversations about constitutional law and politics. Whether the United States is viewed as a model or anti-model of comparative experience, engaging with the American case is part of the grammar of contemporary constitutional practice. This outstanding Handbook is an indispensable resource for scholars and practitioners seeking to orient themselves to the American constitutional project. The superb contributions span an extraordinarily wide array of topics and disciplinary approaches, and will stand the test of time as important pieces of scholarship. As a collection, they are every bit as rich and diverse as American constitutionalism itself. Every serious student of constitutional law and politics will profit enormously from closely studying this landmark volume." -Sujit Choudhry, I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law"
"The editors have assembled a diverse set of eminent political scientists and legal thinkers to reflect on aspects of the US Constitution over its entire history. No substantial issue is neglected and many points of view are argued and argued well. The range of topics and depth of treatment are equally impressive as is the sense the achievements of the Constitution are likely to remain an open and fertile issue at least for another quarter millennium. After that we may be able to agree." -John Ferejohn, Samuel Tilden Professor of Law, New York University Law School"
"These extraordinary scholars" - established and rising stars
"This impressive tome, edited by distinguished and prolific law professors Tushnet (Harvard Law School), Graber (Univ. of Maryland's Francis King Carey School of Law), and Levinson (Univ. of Texas Law School, Austin) consists of an introduction and 47 concise, well-edited essays. Notable law professors, political scientists, historians, and other scholars from a wide variety of institutions offer summaries of existing scholarship on numerous issues, accompanied by footnotes and bibliographical information. The handbook will be an essential resource for those seeking balanced and informative introductions to broader, fundamental constitutional questions. Essential." -J. R. Vile, Middle Tennessee State University, Choice "