Pigs, Pot, and Policy: The Creation of Florida's Modern Constitution
USF Libraries Florida Studies Center
University of South Florida Libraries
On July 31, 2014, Mary Adkins, the 2014 Riordan Fellow, discussed her research into the creation of Florida's first modern constitution in 1968, and the subsequent constitution revision commissions that have wrestled with Florida's challenging issues in the ensuing decades. She described how Florida was able to go from a backwards, backwoods government to a forward-looking, widely admired reform government in just a few years, and how the very constitutional features that brought the government closer to the people may have backfired. The Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Fellowship awards $2,500 for a month-long, in-residence research fellowship to an M.A. student or Ph.D. candidate engaged in thesis or dissertation research on a Florida studies topic. The successful applicant is invited to share his or her research in congenial public forums during the fellowship period.
Politics and government, Law, History
1 electronic resource (42:01 min.).
Politics and government; Law; History
University of South Florida
USF Library Presentations and Lectures
Adkins, Mary and Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Fellowship, "Pigs, Pot, and Policy: The Creation of Florida's Modern Constitution" (2014). USF Library Presentations and Lectures. 21.