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Courts and Federalism

Judicial Doctrine in the United States, Australia, and Canada

by (author) Gerald Baier

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2011
Constitutional, Courts, General
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2007
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    Publish Date
    May 2006
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Courts and Federalism examines recent developments in the judicial review of federalism in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Through detailed surveys of these three countries, Gerald Baier clearly demonstrates that understanding judicial doctrine is key to understanding judicial power in a federation. Baier offers overwhelming evidence of doctrine’s formative role in division-of-power disputes and its positive contribution to the operation of a federal system. Courts and Federalism urges political scientists to take courts and judicial reasoning more seriously in their accounts of federal government.

About the author

Gerald Baier is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

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