Law and Society

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W. Wesley Pue, General Editor

The Law and Society Series explores law as a socially embedded phenomenon. It is premised on the understanding that the conventional division of law from society creates false dichotomies in thinking, scholarship, educational practice, and social life. Books in the series treat law and society as mutually constitutive and seek to bridge scholarship emerging from interdisciplinary engagement of law with disciplines such as politics, social theory, history, political economy, and gender studies.

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Parole in Canada

Gender and Diversity in the Federal System

UBC Press

Parole in Canada explores how concerns about aboriginality, gender, and the multicultural ideal of “diversity” have altered parole policy and practice – and asks whether these changes go far enough.

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Fragile Settlements

Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada

UBC Press

Fragile Settlements compares the historical processes through which British colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century.

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In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession

UBC Press

Delving into some of the most challenging issues to confront legal professionals, this book raises important questions about what it means to be an ethical lawyer in Canada.

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Cleaner, Greener, Healthier

A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies

UBC Press

David R. Boyd reveals striking weaknesses in Canadian environmental law, describes the damage these flaws are wreaking on human health, and identifies practical, proven, and affordable solutions to these problems.

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Putting the State on Trial

The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit

UBC Press

Not only were peaceful protestors and innocent bystanders assaulted by police during the G20 Summit in Toronto in June 2010, but the constitutional rights of Canadians were as well. This book contextualizes the events and examines what should be done to safeguard the rights of Canadians to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention in the future.

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Paths to the Bench

The Judicial Appointment Process in Manitoba, 1870-1950

UBC Press

A close study of the judges appointed in early 20th-century Manitoba, revealing Canada’s highly political judicial appointment process.

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