Courts and Federalism

Courts and Federalism : Judicial Doctrine in the United States, Australia, and Canada

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Courts and Federalism examines recent developments in thejudicial review of federalism in the United States, Australia, andCanada. Through detailed surveys of these three countries, Gerald Baierclearly demonstrates that understanding judicial doctrine is key tounderstanding judicial power in a federation. Baier offers overwhelmingevidence of doctrine's formative role in division-of-powerdisputes and its positive contribution to the operation of a federalsystem. Courts and Federalism urges political scientists totake courts and judicial reasoning more seriously in their accounts offederal government.


Courts and Federalism will appeal to readers interested inthe comparative study of law and government as well as the interactionof law and federalism in contemporary society.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 14.22mm | 340g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 0774812362
  • 9780774812368
  • 1,972,205

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Courts and Federalism examines recent developments in the judicial review of federalism in the United States, Australia, and Canada.
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Table of 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
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About Gerald Baier

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