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Special Discount–Paperback Edition–“Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”

Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at AustinDavid R. Cameron (Yale) and I are pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in the new paperback edition Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution (Cambridge University Press 2018). The book features contributions from many members of ICON-S.

To order this book at the discount rate, enter code RALBERT2018 at checkout here.

The book’s description follows below:

In this volume marking the Sesquicentennial of Confederation in Canada, leading scholars and jurists discuss the evolution of the Canadian Constitution since the British North America Act, 1867; the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution as a “living tree” capable of application to new legal issues; and the growing influence of both the Constitution, with its entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the decisions of the Court on other constitutional courts dealing with a wide range of issues pertaining to human rights and democratic government. The contributors assess how the Canadian Constitution accommodates the cultural diversity of the country’s territories and peoples while ensuring the universal applicability of its provisions; the role of the Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution; and the growing global influence of the Constitution and decisions of the Court on legislatures and courts in other countries.

And here are the contents to the volume:


The values of Canadian constitutionalism
Richard Albert

Part I. Federalism and Pluralism in Canadian Constitutionalism

1. Diversity and the rule of law: A Canadian perspective
Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C.

2. Misconceiving federalism: Canada and the federal idea
Stephen Tierney

3. Political dynamics in Quebec: Charting concepts and imagining political avenues
Alain-G. Gagnon

4. Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state: The prospects of a postcolonial constitutional pluralism
Patrick Macklem

5. Legality, legitimacy and constitutional amendment in Canada
Jamie Cameron

6. Constituting citizens: Oaths, gender, religious attire
Ayelet Shachar

Part II. The Court in Canadian Constitutionalism

7. The judicial constitutionalization of politics in Canada and other contemporary democracies: Comparing the Canadian secession case to South Africa’s death penalty case and Israel’s landmark Migdal constitutional case
Michel Rosenfeld

8. Originalism in Australia and Canada: Why the divergence?
Jeffrey Goldsworthy and Grant Huscroft

9. Rights inflation in Canada and the United States
Mark Tushnet

10. Substantive equality past and future: The Canadian charter experience
Catharine A. MacKinnon

11. Canadian constitutional law of freedom of expression
Adrienne Stone

12. The judicial, legislative and executive roles in enforcing the constitution: Three Manitoba stories
Kent Roach

Part III. The Global Impact of Canadian Constitutionalism

13. Going global? Canada as importer and exporter of constitutional thought
Ran Hirschl

14. Exporting dialogue: Critical reflections on Canada’s ‘commonwealth’ model of human rights protections
Alison Young

15. The European Court of Human Rights and the Canadian case-law
Lech Garlicki

16. Canadian rights discourse travels to the East: Referencing to Canadian charter case laws by Hong Kong’s court of final appeal and Taiwan’s constitutional court
Wen-Chen Chang

17. The Canadian charter, South Africa and the paths of constitutional
Heinz Klug


18. The court and constitution in the world
David R. Cameron


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