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The Resource Just words : constitutional rights and social wrongs, Joel Bakan

Just words : constitutional rights and social wrongs, Joel Bakan

Label
Just words : constitutional rights and social wrongs
Title
Just words
Title remainder
constitutional rights and social wrongs
Statement of responsibility
Joel Bakan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Canadian Charter of Rights is composed of words that describe the foundations of a just society: equality, freedom, and democracy. These words of justice have inspired struggles for civil rights, self-determination, trade unionism, the right to vote, and social welfare. Why is it, then, that fifteen years after the entrenchment of the Charter, social injustice remains pervasive in Canada?Joel Bakan explains why the Charter has failed to promote social justice, and why it may even impede it. He argues that the Charter's fine-sounding words of justice are 'just words.' Freedom, equality and democracy are fundamental principles of social justice. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms entrenches them in Canada's highest law, the constitution. Yet the Charter has failed to promote social justice in Canada. In Just Words, Joel Bakan explains why. Sophisticated in its analyses but clearly written and accessible, Just Words is cutting-edge commentary by one of Canada's rising intellectuals
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bakan, Joel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada.
  • Canada.
  • Civil rights
  • Social justice
  • Civil rights
  • Justice sociale
  • Sociologie juridique
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Civil rights
  • Social justice
  • Canada
  • Soziale Gerechtigkeit
  • Geschichte 1982-1997
  • Kanada
Label
Just words : constitutional rights and social wrongs, Joel Bakan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- 1 Introduction -- Part I -- 2 Constitutional Interpretation and the Legitimacy of Judicial Review -- Part II -- 3 Equality and the Liberal Form of Rights -- 4 Freedom of Expression and the Politics of Communication -- 5 Freedom of Association and the Dissociation of Workers -- 6 Power to the Powerful -- Part III -- 7 Judges and Dominant Ideology -- Part IV -- 8 Rights as Political Discourse: The Charter Meets the Charlottetown Accord -- 9 What's Wrong with Social Rights? -- 10 Conclusion -- NOTES -- REFERENCES
  • Cases citedindex -- a -- b -- c -- d -- e -- f -- g -- h -- i -- j -- k -- l -- m -- n -- o -- p -- q -- r -- s -- t -- u -- v -- w -- y -- z
Control code
ocn666907069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442676466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52jj6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666907069
Label
Just words : constitutional rights and social wrongs, Joel Bakan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- 1 Introduction -- Part I -- 2 Constitutional Interpretation and the Legitimacy of Judicial Review -- Part II -- 3 Equality and the Liberal Form of Rights -- 4 Freedom of Expression and the Politics of Communication -- 5 Freedom of Association and the Dissociation of Workers -- 6 Power to the Powerful -- Part III -- 7 Judges and Dominant Ideology -- Part IV -- 8 Rights as Political Discourse: The Charter Meets the Charlottetown Accord -- 9 What's Wrong with Social Rights? -- 10 Conclusion -- NOTES -- REFERENCES
  • Cases citedindex -- a -- b -- c -- d -- e -- f -- g -- h -- i -- j -- k -- l -- m -- n -- o -- p -- q -- r -- s -- t -- u -- v -- w -- y -- z
Control code
ocn666907069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442676466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52jj6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666907069

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