Political Science

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The High North

Cannabis in Canada

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The High North brings together, for the first time, activists, advocates, and academics to evaluate the opaque origins and muddled legacy of cannabis legalization in Canada.

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Pleasure and Panic

New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs

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Pleasure and Panic illustrates how attitudes toward drug and alcohol consumption are complicated by the politics, economics, and culture of their times.

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Changing of the Guards

Private Influences, Privatization, and Criminal Justice in Canada

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Changing of the Guards is the first comprehensive assessment of how for- and not-for-profit private organizations are reshaping Canadian criminal justice processes and outcomes.

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Liquor and the Liberal State

Drink and Order before Prohibition

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Cultural pastime, profitable industry, or harmful influence on the nation? Liquor and the Liberal State explores government approaches to drink and drinking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Banning Transgender Conversion Practices

A Legal and Policy Analysis

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Banning Transgender Conversion Practices is the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of how conversion practices targeting transgender people are regulated around the world.

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Debt and Federalism

Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894-1937

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Debt and Federalism is the first complete account of the Canadian federal bankruptcy and insolvency power, showing how four landmark cases form the bedrock of the modern bankruptcy system.

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Reconciling Truths

Reimagining Public Inquiries in Canada

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Reconciling Truths is a forthright examination of commissions of inquiry that demonstrates the need for astute leadership and an engaging process if they are to lead to meaningful change.

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Beyond Rights

The Nisg̱a’a Final Agreement and the Challenges of Modern Treaty Relationships

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Beyond Rights examines the legal, political, and cultural implications of the ground-breaking process of negotiating the Nisga’a treaty.

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Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality

Insights from Indonesia

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Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality uses diverse empirical approaches to reveal the sometimes unexpected effects of trade and globalization on poverty and inequality.

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A Liberal-Labour Lady

The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith

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This authoritative biography of Mary Ellen Smith (1863–1933) – British Columbia’s first female MLA, the British Empire’s first female cabinet minister, and a BC suffragist – recovers from obscurity an audacious but imperfect champion in the struggle for greater democracy in early twentieth-century Canada.

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