Law and Society

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Founding editor: W. Wesley Pue

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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Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples

Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

UBC Press

Offers a perspective on Aboriginal title and land rights that extends beyond national borders and the contemporary context to consider historical developments in common law countries.

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Constitutional Politics in Canada after the Charter

Liberalism, Communitarianism, and Systemism

UBC Press

The first systematic analysis of general theories about Canada’s post-Charter constitutional evolution.

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Contested Constitutionalism

Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

UBC Press

Contested Constitutionalism is a critique of Canadian democracy, judicial power, and the place of Quebec and Aboriginal peoples within the federation, all of which have been altered by the Charter’s introduction in 1982.

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A Perilous Imbalance

The Globalization of Canadian Law and Governance

UBC Press

Tackles the pressing question of how Canadian engagement with globalization can be marshaled to advance rather than impair human security, ecological integrity, and social emancipation.

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Justice Bertha Wilson

One Woman’s Difference

Edited by Kim Brooks
UBC Press

This timely, evocative book showcases Bertha Wilson’s contributions to the Canadian legal landscape and explores the issues that this controversial personality grappled with in her life and career.

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Feminized Justice

The Toronto Women’s Court, 1913-34

UBC Press

Drawing on case files and newspapers accounts of women’s confrontations with the law in the Toronto Women’s Police Court, Feminized Justice offers a multifaceted portrait of women, crime, and courts in early twentieth-century Toronto.

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