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  • #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $19.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780691180908
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    "What went wrong with social media and also with democracy? Here's the guy who saw it coming, and yes he does have all the answers."--Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School"With political polarisation on the rise, particularly in the United States, [this book] couldn't come at a more important time."--Stephanie Cutter, former Senior Aide to President Barack Obama and Partner, Precision Strategies"The Internet has surely enhanced our democracy, with greater access to information and fewer barriers to connecting with each other. However, we're seeing the opposite today with more narrow-minded online platforms and communities, as evidenced by the impact of fake news on this past election.#Republicpointedly captures the risks of the ongoing evolution of social media to our democratic ideals."--Tyler Cowen, author ofThe Great Stagnation
  • A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What It Meant Before

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691133379
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: February 2009
    Exploring hot-button issues ranging from presidential power to same-sex relations to gun rights, Cass R. Sunstein, the Felix Frankfurter Professor at Harvard Law School, shows how the meaning of the Constitution is reestablished in every generation as new social commitments and ideas compel us to reassess fundamental beliefs. He focuses on three approaches to the Constitution - traditionalism; populism; and cosmopolitanism. He further demonstrates that in all three contexts a 'many minds' argument is at work, i.e., better decisions result when many points of view are considered. Afterword; Index. 225p.
  • Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195305104
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: November 2005
    Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum bring together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, the authors offer numerous different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare. They show that whatever one's ultimate conclusions, the relationship between human beings and nonhuman animals is being fundamentally rethought. This book offers a state-of-the-art treatment of that rethinking.
  • Behavioral Law and Economics

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $62.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521667432
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: April 2000
  • Behavioral Law and Economics

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $140.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521661355
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: March 2000
  • Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $16.19
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062696199
    • Publisher: Dey Street Books
    • Published: March 2018
    Can It Happen Here?With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that America's 240-year-old grand experiment in democracy was coming to an end, and that Sinclair Lewis's satirical novel It Can't Happen Here, written during the dark days of the 1930s, could finally be coming true. Is the democratic freedom that the United States symbolizes really secure? Can authoritarianism happen in America? Acclaimed legal scholar, Harvard professor, and New York Times bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein queried a number of the nation's leading thinkers. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, these distinguished thinkers and theorists explore the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and "fake news" in the modern political landscape--and what the future of the United States may hold.
  • Clones and Clones: Facts and Fantasies About Human Cloning

    By Martha C. Nussbaum

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393320015
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
    • Published: September 1999
    Examines the ethical, political, psychological, and legal ramifications of the possibility of human cloning
  • Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476726625
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: March 2014
    This collection of the most controversial essays written by a best-selling author, who was once called the most dangerous man in America, touches upon a vast array of issues, from marriage equality and conspiracy theories to animal rights, that are guaranteed to challenge, provoke and enrage.
  • Designing Democracy: What Constitutions Do

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $37.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195158403
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: December 2002
    "In modern nations, political disagreement is the source of both the gravest danger and the greatest security," writes Cass Sunstein. All democracies face intense political conflict. But is this conflict necessarily something to fear? In this provocative book, one of our leading political and legal theorists reveals how a nation's divisions of conviction and belief can be used to safeguard democracy. Confronting one explosive political issue after another, from presidential impeachment to the limits of religious liberty, from discrimination against women and gays to the role of the judiciary, Sunstein constructs a powerful new perspective from which to show how democracies negotiate their most divisive real-world problems. He focuses on a series of concrete concerns that go to the heart of the relationship between the idea of democracy and the idea of constitutionalism. Illustrating his discussion with examples from constitutional debates and court-cases in South Africa, Eastern Europe, Israel, America, and elsewhere, Sunstein takes readers through a number of highly charged questions: When should government be permitted to control discriminatory behavior by or within religious organizations? Does it make sense to govern on the basis of popular referenda? Can the right to have an abortion be defended? Can we defend Internet regulation? Should the law step in if children are being schooled in discriminatory preferences and beliefs? Should a constitution protect rights to food, shelter, and health care? Disputes over questions such as these can be fierce enough to pose a grave threat. But in a paradox whose elaboration forms the core of Sunstein's book, it is a nation's apparently threatening diversity of opinion that can ensure its integrity. Extending his important recent work on the way deliberation within like-minded groups can produce extremism, Sunstein breaks new ground in identifying the mechanisms behind political conflict in democratic nations. At the same time, he develops a profound understanding of a constitutional democracy's system of checks and balances. Sunstein shows how a good constitution, fostering a "republic of reasons," enables people of opposing ethical and religious commitments to reach agreement where agreement is necessary, while making it unnecessary to reach agreement when agreement is impossible. A marvel of lucid, subtle reasoning, DESIGNING DEMOCRACY makes invaluable reading for anyone concerned with the promises and pitfalls of the democratic experiment.
  • Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $108.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521848237
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: April 2005
    What is the relationship between fear, danger, & the law? Cass R. Sunstein attacks the increasingly influential Precautionary Principle--the idea that regulators should take steps to protect against potential harms, even if causal chains are uncertain & even if we do not know that harms are likely to come to fruition. Focusing on such problems as global warming, terrorism, DDT, & genetic engineering, Professor Sunstein argues that the Precautionary Principle is incoherent. Instead of adopting the Precautionary principle, he proposes a three-step plan & shows how free societies can protect liberty amidst fears about terrorism & national security.
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

    By Richard H. Thaler

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143115267
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 2009
    (Revised and Expanded Edition). The book is pure and simply about choices - how we make them and how we're led to make better ones. The authors offer a new perspective on how to prevent the countless mistakes we make in our lives - including ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources, and other numerous poor decisions regarding health care, family life, and education. They demonstrate that sensible 'choice architecture' can successfully nudge people toward the best decision without restricting their freedom of choice. Terrifically straightforward, informative, and entertaining. Addenda. 312p.
  • One Case at a Time: Judicial Minimalism on the Supreme Court

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674637900
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: March 1999
    The Supreme Court's inclination to judicial minimalism.
  • Radicals In Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts Are Wrong for America

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465083275
    • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
    • Published: December 2006
    Argues that conservatives want to restore "the Constitution in Exile," which would undermine the civil liberties of Americans and endanger environmental regulations, campaign finance laws, and the right to privacy.
  • The Cost-Benefit Revolution

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262038140
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: August 2018
  • The Partial Constitution

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674654792
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: August 1998
    American constitutional law is at a crossroads. In a major new interpretation of the Constitution, Cass Sunstein offers a clear account of our present dilemmas and shows where we might go from here.As it is currently interpreted, the Constitution is partial, Sunstein asserts. It is, first of all, biased. Contemporary constitutional law treats the status quo as neutral and just, and any departure as necessarily partisan. But when the status quo is neither neutral nor just, Sunstein argues, reasoning of this sort produces injustice. The Constitution is also partial in another sense: its meaning has come to be identified solely with the decisions of the Supreme Court. This was not always the case, as Sunstein demonstrates; nor was it the intention of the country's founders. Instead, the Constitution often served as a catalyst for public deliberation about its general terms and aspirations--and Sunstein makes a strong case for reviving this broader understanding of the Constitution's role.In light of this analysis, Sunstein proposes solutions to some of the most hotly disputed issues of our time, including affirmative action, sex discrimination, pornography, "hate speech," and government funding of religious schools and the arts. In an especially striking argument, he claims that theequal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment--not the right to privacy--protects a woman's right to choose abortion. Sunstein connects these and other debates to the Constitution's historic commitment to public deliberation among political equalsand in doing so, he reconceives many of our most basic constitutional rights, such as free speech and equality under law. He urges that public deliberation about the meaning of the Constitution in turn be freed from a principle of neutrality based on the status quo. His work points to a historically sound but fundamentally new understanding of the American constitutional process as an exercise in deliberative democracy.

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