Law & Politics

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Courts and Federalism

Judicial Doctrine in the United States, Australia, and Canada

UBC Press

Examining recent developments in the judicial review of federalism through detailed surveys of the United States, Australia, and Canada, this book urges political scientists to take courts and judicial reasoning more seriously in their accounts of federal government.

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Governing with the Charter

Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent

UBC Press

Has parliamentary democracy been weakened by judicial responses to the Charter?

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Tournament of Appeals

Granting Judicial Review in Canada

UBC Press

Drawing from systematically collected information on the process, applications, and lawyers that has never before been used in studies of Canada’s Supreme Court, this book offers both a qualitatively and quantitatively-based explanation of how Canada’s justices grant judicial review.

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Insiders and Outsiders

Alan Cairns and the Reshaping of Canadian Citizenship

UBC Press

Insiders and Outsiders celebrates the work of Alan Cairns, one of the most influential Canadian social scientists of the contemporary period.

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The Canadian Department of Justice and the Completion of Confederation 1867-78

UBC Press

Drawing on legal records and other archival documents, Jonathan Swainger considers the growth and development of the ostensibly apolitical Department of Justice in the eleven years after the union of 1867.

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Pepper in Our Eyes

The APEC Affair

Edited by W. Wesley Pue
UBC Press

In November 1997, the world media converged on Vancouver, Canada to cover a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). A predictable student protest met unusually strong police response.

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Qualities of Mercy

Justice, Punishment, and Discretion

Edited by Carolyn Strange
UBC Press

These top scholars probe the discretionary use of power and inquire how it has been exercised to spare convicted criminals from the full might of the law.

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