Law and Society

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Series 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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Hunger, Horses, and Government Men

Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905

UBC Press

Tells the complex story of the relationship between Plains Indians and Canadian criminal law as it took root in their land.

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Still Dying for a Living

Corporate Criminal Liability after the Westray Mine Disaster

UBC Press

Still Dying for a Living investigates the state’s (in)ability to develop effective legal strategies for holding corporations accountable for serious injury and death in the workplace.

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The Right to a Healthy Environment

Revitalizing Canada's Constitution

UBC Press

Renowned environmental lawyer David R. Boyd argues that Canada must constitutionalize environmental rights and responsibilities if it hopes to improve its environmental record.

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International Trade Law and Domestic Policy

Canada, the United States, and the WTO

UBC Press

An innovative assessment of the extent to which international judicial bodies influence domestic law and policy arrangements.

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City of Order

Crime and Society in Halifax, 1918-35

UBC Press

A groundbreaking exploration of the causes and consequences of Halifax’s tough-on-crime measures in the interwar era.

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The Environmental Rights Revolution

A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

UBC Press

David Boyd shows that recognition of the right to a healthy environment is not only growing, it is having a profound influence on public policy and environmental protection.

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