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Constitutional Politics in Canada after the Charter

Liberalism, Communitarianism, and Systemism

Since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was introduced in 1982, Canada has experienced countless debates on constitutional politics and about the future of Canada. There has, however, been no systematic attempt to identify general theories about Canada’s constitutional evolution. Patrick James corrects this oversight by using systemism to identify and assess five theories within the liberal and communitarian paradigms and within the context of major issues such as the role of the courts and the status of Aboriginal peoples. By adding clarity to familiar debates, this succinct assessment of major writings on constitutional politics sharpens our vision of the past - and the future - of the Canadian federation.

Endorsements

"Patrick James provides a highly intelligent and balanced synthesis of twenty-five years of constitutional politics literature in Canada .. He also develops an innovative theoretical approach (systemism) to evaluate competing constitutional theories and to test the theoretical significance of competing constitutional approaches. Simply put, as an exercise in theory building, testing, and evaluation, this book makes a unique contribution to the state of Canadian politics and constitutional studies."—James Kelly, author of Governing with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent and co-editor of Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

"Patrick James provides a highly intelligent and balanced synthesis of twenty—five years of constitutional politics literature in Canada. . . . He also develops an innovative theoretical approach (systemism) to evaluate competing constitutional theories and to test the theoretical significance of competing constitutional approaches. Simply put, as an exercise in theory building, testing, and evaluation, this book makes a unique contribution to the state of Canadian politics and constitutional studies."—James Kelly, author of Governing with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent and co—editor of Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Game Changer

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