The University of British Columbia Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. With an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship, our books draw on and reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, health and food studies, geography, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.
Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law
Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a nuanced analysis, enhanced by storytelling, of the New Zealand land claims process to draw attention to the cultural implications of Indigenous self-determination, settlement negotiations, and reconciliation projects around the globe.
An International Security Agenda for Canada
For years, the war in Afghanistan dominated Canada’s foreign and defence policy. Now that the mission is over, what are the issues that will shape Canada’s future international security agenda?
Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950
In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.
Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada
This revealing analysis of Canada’s electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation’s electricity sector.
Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada
This fresh look at Canadian women’s political engagement during the Cold War reveals that whether they were on the “left” or “right” end of the political spectrum, women were motivated by similar concerns and the desire to forge a new vision for their nation.
The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War
This book tells the story of more than 150,000 Canadians who were subjected to conscription during the Second World War, and how their experiences shaped and were shaped by the decisions of the generals and politicians who guided the country’s war effort.
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