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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The Courts and the Colonies

The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes

UBC Press

A detailed account of the litigation between various Hutterite factions and colonies in Manitoba and the US that led to a major division in the 1990s.

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Compulsory Compassion

A Critique of Restorative Justice

UBC Press

A multi-faceted consideration and critique of the compelling and emotionally seductive rhetoric of restorative justice.

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Feminist Activism in the Supreme Court

Legal Mobilization and the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

UBC Press

A cogent analysis of legal mobilization as a strategy for social and activist movements.

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People and Place

Historical Influences on Legal Culture

UBC Press
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Collective Insecurity

The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism, and Global Order

UBC Press

A probing analysis and critique of the historical dysfunction of the post-colonial African state and the tragic collapse of Liberia.

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Unnatural Law

Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy

UBC Press

This award-winning book comprehensively assesses of the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian environmental law.

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