Abstract

The theory of Popular Constitutionalism posits that American social change precedes legal change. Utilizing data from the fight for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (“LGBTQ”) social and legal rights, this paper explores evidence supporting the theory of Popular Constitutionalism and its implications for adult education research.

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May 28th, 10:34 AM

The Supreme Court Follows, It Does Not Lead: Adult Education and American Popular Constitutionalism

The theory of Popular Constitutionalism posits that American social change precedes legal change. Utilizing data from the fight for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (“LGBTQ”) social and legal rights, this paper explores evidence supporting the theory of Popular Constitutionalism and its implications for adult education research.