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    Welfare and the Constitution.Sotirios A. Barber - 2005 - Princeton University Press.
    Welfare and the Constitution defends a largely forgotten understanding of the U.S. Constitution: the positive or "welfarist" view of Abraham Lincoln and the Federalist Papers. Sotirios Barber challenges conventional scholarship by arguing that the government has a constitutional duty to pursue the well-being of all the people. He shows that James Madison was right in saying that the "real welfare" of the people must be the "supreme object" of constitutional government. With conceptual rigor set in fluid prose, Barber opposes the (...)
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    Books in Review.Sotirios A. Barber - 1987 - Political Theory 15 (4):657-661.
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    Father Neuhaus and the Constitution.Sotirios A. Barber - 1997 - Theory and Event 1 (2).
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    Liberalism and the constitution.Sotirios A. Barber - 2007 - Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (1):234-265.
    If the U.S. Constitution is a liberal Constitution, liberal governments can have a constitutional obligation to secure positive benefits or welfare rights. The original constitutional text describes a government instrumental to the Preamble's abstract ends or goods. Constitutional rights can be reconciled to the text's instrumentalist logic by viewing them as functional to better conceptions of abstract ends among actors who would compensate for their fallibility. The Federalist confirms the instrumentalism of the constitutional text. Conservative writers who treat negative liberties (...)
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    On Jim Fleming’s Anti-Originalism.Sotirios A. Barber - 2017 - Problema. Anuario de Filosofía y Teoria Del Derecho 1 (11).
    James E. Fleming’s new contribution to the interpretive debate successfully exposes “new originalist” failures to find defensible middle ground between a Dworkinian approach to constitutional interpretation and the now widely discredited originalism of Raoul Berger. Fleming also exposes the irony of “new originalist” efforts to vindicate democracy and the rule of law. Less persuasive are Fleming’s reasons for optimism about the future of constitutional theory and fidelity to a constitution that seems increasingly beyond reform.
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    Review of Sotirios A. Barber: On What the Constitution Means[REVIEW]Sotirios A. Barber - 1985 - Ethics 96 (1):202-203.
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