Good Government? Good Citizens?: Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Changing Canada

Good Government? Good Citizens?: Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Changing Canada

by W. A. Bogart

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ISBN-13: 9780774811651
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 01/04/2006
Series: Law and Society Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

W. A. Bogart teaches in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. He has been a Virtual Scholar in Residence for the Law Commission of Canada, and is the author of several books, including Consequences: The Impact of Law and Its Complexity and Courts and Country: The Limits of Litigation and the Social and Political Life of Canada.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction

Part 1: The Society that Was1. Before the Transformation

Part 2: Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Society in Transition2. The Ascendance of Courts3. Representative Politics in Disarray4. Chasing Choice: The Market Abounding

Part 3: Some Examples of a Changing Canada5. Aboriginals: Two Row Wampum, Second Thoughts, and Citizens Plus6. Citizens in Cyberspace: The Internet and Canadian Democracy7. The Youngest Citizens and Education as a Public Good? 8. Evermore Citizens Who Are Senior: An Ageing Canada

Conclusion: "The Dance of Adjustment"NotesIndex

What People are Saying About This

Harry W. Arthurs

Bogart’s well—written and important book, drawing on a diverse body of scholarship and evidence, traces the transformations in Canadian law and politics over the past twenty years. His analysis of the rise of judicial power, the disarray of electoral politics, “the market abounding, the place of First Nations, our treatment of children, and prospects for cyber—citizenship is ambitious, insightful, provocative, and timely.

From the Publisher

"Bogart’s well—written and important book, drawing on a diverse body of scholarship and evidence, traces the transformations in Canadian law and politics over the past twenty years. His analysis of the rise of judicial power, the disarray of electoral politics, “the market abounding, the place of First Nations, our treatment of children, and prospects for cyber—citizenship is ambitious, insightful, provocative, and timely."—Harry W. Arthurs, University Professor of Law and Political Science, York University

"This book is a timely, thoughtful, and provocative exploration of many of the important issues facing contemporary Canadian society. It is a useful and vibrant contribution to our continuing dialogue regarding law, politics, and the marketplace. Whatever the reader's perspective, it will not disappoint."—Eleanore A. Cronk, Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

Eleanore A. Cronk

This book is a timely, thoughtful, and provocative exploration of many of the important issues facing contemporary Canadian society. It is a useful and vibrant contribution to our continuing dialogue regarding law, politics, and the marketplace. Whatever the reader's perspective, it will not disappoint.

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