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The Resource Understanding Missouri's constitutional government, Richard Fulton and Jerry Brekke

Understanding Missouri's constitutional government, Richard Fulton and Jerry Brekke

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Understanding Missouri's constitutional government
Title
Understanding Missouri's constitutional government
Statement of responsibility
Richard Fulton and Jerry Brekke
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • "In the study of American government, analysis of state governments is often neglected in favor of concentration on the national system. Certainly in-depth knowledge of our country{u2019}s constitutional structure is critical to an understanding of American government, but this continuing inattention to the complexities of state governments has left a hole in the literature available to help us understand the role state governments play in the federal system. State constitutions served as guides for the construction of the U.S. Constitution, but they have their own character and significance. As such, it is imperative that teachers, students, and historians fully understand the creation, administration, and adjudication of state governments. Understanding Missouri{u2019}s Constitutional Government presents a case study in the foundations of state governments. The book provides a sweeping look at the constitutional foundations of the processes of Missouri government. Authors Richard Fulton and Jerry Brekke place Missouri within the context of our larger federal system while using the state{u2019}s constitution as a touchstone for the discussion of each element of state government. Understanding Missouri{u2019}s Constitutional Government has a dual framework specifically designed to enhance the reader{u2019}s learning experience. First, the essential elements of government outlined in the constitution are introduced, and then analysis and interpretation of each of the document{u2019}s articles is covered. This organization permits readers to build an understanding of a particular element{u2014}for example, the legislature{u2014}by learning its fundamental organization, processes, and purposes in a straightforward manner. After gaining that primary perspective, the reader can use the formal analysis in the second section to explore interpretations of each article. Not only helpful to the general reader, this two-part structure makes the text especially useful in courses on American government, state and local governments, and particularly Missouri government and constitution. In short, Understanding Missouri{u2019}s Constitutional Government is an approachable, valuable exposition on Missouri government as reflected in the day-to-day operations outlined in the Missouri constitution. It fills a significant gap in the literature on the interpretation, use, and operation of state constitutions. Since Missouri law dictates that all levels of education should teach government and constitution at the national and state levels, this book will be an indispensible resource for educators while serving as a valuable reference for journalists and public officials in the state."--Publishers website
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BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fulton, Richard M.
Dewey number
342.7302
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK5416
LC item number
.F85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brekke, Jerald D
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutions
  • Constitutional law
  • Missouri
Summary expansion
In the study of American government, analysis of state governments is often neglected in favor of concentration on the national system. Certainly in-depth knowledge of our countrys constitutional structure is critical to an understanding of American government, but this continuing inattention to the complexities of state governments has left a hole in the literature available to help us understand the role state governments play in the federal system. State constitutions served as guides for the construction of the U.S. Constitution, but they have their own character and significance. As such, it is imperative that teachers, students, and historians fully understand the creation, administration, and adjudication of state governments. Understanding Missouris Constitutional Governmentpresents a case study in the foundations of state governments. The book provides a sweeping look at the constitutional foundations of the processes of Missouri government. Authors Richard Fulton and Jerry Brekke place Missouri within the context of our larger federal system while using the states constitution as a touchstone for the discussion of each element of state government. Understanding Missouris Constitutional Governmenthas a dual framework specifically designed to enhance the readers learning experience. First, the essential elements of government outlined in the constitution are introduced, and then analysis and interpretation of each of the documents articles is covered. This organization permits readers to build an understanding of a particular elementfor example, the legislatureby learning its fundamental organization, processes, and purposes in a straightforward manner. After gaining that primary perspective, the reader can use the formal analysis in the second section to explore interpretations of each article. Not only helpful to the general reader, this two-part structure makes the text especially useful in courses on American government, state and local governments, and particularly Missouri government and constitution. In short, Understanding Missouris Constitutional Governmentis an approachable, valuable exposition on Missouri government as reflected in the day-to-day operations outlined in the Missouri constitution. It fills a significant gap in the literature on the interpretation, use, and operation of state constitutions. Since Missouri law dictates that all levels of education should teach government and constitution at the national and state levels, this book will be an indispensible resource for educators while serving as a valuable reference for journalists and public officials in the state
Label
Understanding Missouri's constitutional government, Richard Fulton and Jerry Brekke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Missouri State Constitution -- The Bill of Rights and distribution of powers -- The legislature -- The executive department -- The judiciary -- Miscellaneous articles : articles VI-XIII
Control code
610853638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780826219039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)610853638
Label
Understanding Missouri's constitutional government, Richard Fulton and Jerry Brekke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Missouri State Constitution -- The Bill of Rights and distribution of powers -- The legislature -- The executive department -- The judiciary -- Miscellaneous articles : articles VI-XIII
Control code
610853638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780826219039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)610853638

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