Courts and Federalism: Judicial Doctrine in the United States, Australia, and Canada (Law and Society)

Courts and Federalism: Judicial Doctrine in the United States, Australia, and Canada (Law and Society)

By: Gerald Baier (author)Paperback

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Courts and Federalism examines recent developments in the judicial review of federalism in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Through detailed surveys of these three countries, Gerald Baier clearly demonstrates that understanding judicial doctrine is key to understanding judicial power in a federation. Baier offers overwhelming evidence of doctrine's formative role in division-of-power disputes and its positive contribution to the operation of a federal system. Courts and Federalism urges political scientists to take courts and judicial reasoning more seriously in their accounts of federal government. Courts and Federalism will appeal to readers interested in the comparative study of law and government as well as the interaction of law and federalism in contemporary society.

About Author

Gerald Baier is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Judicial Doctrine as an Independent Variable in Federalism 2. A Brief History of Federalism Doctrine in Practice 3. The US Supreme Court: Revived Federalism 4. The Australian High Court: Legalistic Federalism 5. The Canadian Supreme Court: Balanced Federalism Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774812368
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780774812368
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0774812362

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