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Territorial Pluralism

Managing Difference in Multinational States

UBC Press

This volume examines the implications of territorial pluralism for the peaceful and democratic management of difference in states characterized by ethnic, national, linguistic, or cultural divisions.

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Equality Deferred

Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84

UBC Press

A history of human rights law in Canada, with a focus on sex discrimination in British Columbia.

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“Métis”

Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood

UBC Press

A provocative meditation on how “Métis” has come to signify an ever-expanding racial category rather than an indigenous people with a shared sense of history and culture.

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Recognition versus Self-Determination

Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics

UBC Press

This book re-evaluates the role of recognition in analyzing relations between groups in plural societies, the position of indigenous peoples in settler societies, and the principle of the self-determination of peoples.

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Polygamy’s Rights and Wrongs

Perspectives on Harm, Family, and Law

UBC Press

Eleven diverse scholars interrogate the belief that polygamy is inherently harmful, questioning the ways in which society assigns value to family and intimacy, and its right to do so.

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Death or Deliverance

Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

UBC Press

In this eye-opening account of military law in the Great War, courts martials emerge not as brutal, merciless dispensers of frontline justice but as courts capable of mercy.

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