As I have explained elsewhere, despite disagreements over methodology, constitutional history, and specific prescriptions, popular constitutionalists
do share one key attribute, a populist sensibility--a common belief that the American people should play an ongoing role in shaping contemporary constitutional meaning.
In an era when proportionality analysis has become so significant in constitutional law, here is a book that belongs on the bookshelf of every constitutionalist
He discusses Wilson's reasons for favouring the Constitutionalist
forces that united temporarily to eject "the usurper" from power, and outlines the methods Wilson employed--including outright military intervention--in order to achieve a change in the Mexican government.
Critically, Rutherford argues that Islamic constitutionalists
favor constraints on state power which, while derived from different sources than liberal constitutionalism, are nevertheless largely democratic in nature.
By 1920, the victorious Constitutionalists
(by then General Alvaro Obregon had deposed Carranza) ruled shakily.
Whatever the reasons, the question of monarchy is something that will be poised by constitutionalists
and other theorists for years to come.
The other element of most value in Backfire is its discussion of the "fifth era." Chalmers identifies "a loose, violent white supremacist network of cults, compounds, tax resisters, constitutionalists
, churches, racists, nativists, anti-Semites, Nazis, paramilitary training camps, posses, militias, survivalists, bombers, bank robbers, skinheads, and millenialists as well as the bedraggled and depleted legions of Klansmen and Klanswomen" (163-64).
The party flourished, its clubs and membership grew exponentially, and with a few British torpedoes in the side of the constitutionalists
' efforts, the Sinn Fein rout of Redmond et.
There are monarchists, socialists, constitutionalists
, Zoroastrians, republicans, hard-core communists, moderate Islamists, Mossadeghists, Azeris, and other less well-defined confederations of students, aging ex-students, and businessmen distributed throughout the West.
Under Abdul Hamid's autocratic rule, the Ottomanists and Constitutionalists
went into exile.
In meetings with the European jurists and constitutionalists
who were his counterparts, he was taken aback to find that they didn't feel the need to include a Kosovar in their deliberations.
Nearly four hundred people participated in the meeting, which elected 19 representatives, whose backgrounds indicated that the Constitutionalists
could not control the committee.