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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Multicultural Nationalism

Civilizing Difference, Constituting Community

UBC Press

Canada's national question is self-defeating: attempts to constitute a Canadian political community generate polarizing and depoliticizing deliberations.

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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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Despotic Dominion

Property Rights in British Settler Societies

UBC Press

Brings together the work of scholars whose study of the evolution of property law in the colonies recognizes the value in locating property law and rights within the broader political, economic, and intellectual contexts of those societies.

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Securing Borders

Detention and Deportation in Canada

UBC Press

A close look at the laws, policies, and practices of detention and deportation in Canada since the Second World War.

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Defending Rights in Russia

Lawyers, the State, and Legal Reform in the Post-Soviet Era

UBC Press
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