Karen Rupp-Serrano

Political Science


Constitutional Skepticism

Do we really need a constitution?  England and New Zealand don't have constitutions and yet they function.  If we think we do need a constitution, do we want to keep what we have, or should we call for a constitutional convention?  Some recent and forthcoming books tackle these subjects.  If you are interested, you might want to check them out:

On Constitutional Disobedience by Michael Seidman

Framed:  America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance by Sanford Levinson

A More Perfect Constitution:  23 Proposals to Revitalize our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country by Larry Sabato


World Bank:  Open Access Rules!

Saluting the World Bank, which one year ago announced it would provide its research outputs and knowledge products open access, making its research as widely available as possible.  Search 2,000+ World Development Indicators (WDI) from World Bank data sets covering 200+ countries today!



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