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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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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Sanctuary, Sovereignty, Sacrifice

Canadian Sanctuary Incidents, Power, and Law

UBC Press

Facing immediate deportation, a lone Guatemalan migrant entered sanctuary in a Montreal church in December 1983. Thus began the practice of sanctuary in Canada.

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Good Government? Good Citizens?

Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Changing Canada

UBC Press

Examining the altered roles of courts, politics, and markets over the last two decades, this book explores the evolving concept of the citizen in Canada at the beginning of this century.

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Laws and Societies in the Canadian Prairie West, 1670-1940

UBC Press

Challenging myths about a peaceful west and prairie exceptionalism, the book explores the substance of prairie legal history and the degree to which the region's mentality is rooted in the historical experience of distinctive prairie peoples.

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Mapping Marriage Law in Spanish Gitano Communities

UBC Press

Comparative law and legal anthropology have traditionally restricted themselves to their own fields of inquiry. Mapping Marriage Law in Spanish Gitano Communities turns this tendency on its head and investigates what happens when ...

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Last Word

Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

Media coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada has emerged as a crucial factor not only for judges and journalists but also for the public. It’s the media, after all, that decide which court rulings to cover and how ...

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