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    Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design After Madison.Stephen L. Elkin (ed.) - 2006 - University of Chicago Press.
    James Madison is the thinker most responsible for laying the groundwork of the American commercial republic. But he did not anticipate that the propertied class on which he relied would become extraordinarily politically powerful at the same time as its interests narrowed. This and other flaws, argues Stephen L. Elkin, have undermined the delicately balanced system he constructed. In Reconstructing the Commercial Republic , Elkin critiques the Madisonian system, revealing which of its aspects have withstood the test of time and (...)
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    Thinking Constitutionally: The Problem of Deliberative Democracy.Stephen L. Elkin - 2004 - Social Philosophy and Policy 21 (1):39-75.
    A variety of arguments have been advanced that deliberation should be at the center of any good political regime in which there is popular self-government. Deliberation is to be the basis for lawmaking, that is, for the making of the collectivity's binding decisions. Thus, John Rawls says, “[O]f course, actual constitutions should be designed as far as possible to make the same determinations as the ideal legislative procedure.” This procedure, in turn, is defined as having laws that result from “rational (...)
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    A New Constitutionalism: Designing Political Institutions for a Good Society.Stephen L. Elkin & Karol Edward Soltan (eds.) - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    In _The New Constitutionalism_, seven distinguished scholars develop an innovative perspective on the power of institutions to shape politics and political life. Believing that constitutionalism needs to go beyond the classical goal of limiting the arbitrary exercise of political power, the contributors argue that it should—and can—be designed to achieve economic efficiency, informed democratic control, and other valued political ends. More broadly, they believe that political and social theory needs to turn away from the negativism of critical theory to consider (...)
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  4. The Constitution of Good Societies.Karol Edward Soltan & Stephen L. Elkin - 1999 - Utopian Studies 10 (1):282-283.
  5. The Constitution of Good Societies.Karol Edward Soltan & Stephen L. Elkin (eds.) - 2004 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    The purpose of this volume is to help develop, through a variety of exploratory essays, the art and science of institutional design. The authors look at a variety of good societies as artifacts, as products—at least partly—of design, and consider how such societies can be crafted. They identify themselves with the New Constitutionalism movement, which aims to develop and promote the knowledge necessary for institutional reform and institutional creation through understanding the designer's, creator's, founder's, or reformer's perspective. The first part (...)
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    Business-State Relations in the Commercial Republic.Stephen L. Elkin - 1994 - Journal of Political Philosophy 2 (2):115–139.
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    Market and Politics in Liberal Democracy:Politics and Markets. Charles E. Lindblom.Stephen L. Elkin - 1982 - Ethics 92 (4):720-.
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    Book Review:Class, Crisis and the State. Eric Olin Wright; Class Structure and Income Determination. Eric Olin Wright. [REVIEW]Stephen L. Elkin - 1981 - Ethics 92 (1):167-.
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    Review: Market and Politics in Liberal Democracy. [REVIEW]Stephen L. Elkin - 1982 - Ethics 92 (4):720 - 732.
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    Political Structure, Political Organization, and Race.Stephen L. Elkin - 1978 - Politics and Society 8 (2):225-251.
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