James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government

Front Cover
Stanford University Press, 2005 - History - 381 pages
In recent years, the study of James Madison and his contributions to early American politics has enjoyed a growing audience among scholars and students of modern American politics. Not only did Madison establish the fundamental American concept of pluralism, his appreciation of the logic of institutional design as a key to successful democratic reform still influences modern theory and research.

This book evaluates the legacy of James Madison as the product of a scholarly politician a politician who thought carefully about institutions in the context of action. It brings together thoughtful responses to Madison and his theory from a broad cross-section of modern political science, and views Madison not as an icon or mouthpiece of an era, but as a modern political scientist who was able to implement many of his theoretical ideas in a practical forum.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

III
14
IV
41
V
63
IX
92
X
126
XI
156
XIII
217
XIV
243
XVI
302
XVII
329
XVIII
334
XIX
340
XX
343
XXI
351
XXII
369
Copyright

XV
264

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Samuel Kernell is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

Bibliographic information