Value Change in the Supreme Court of Canada

Value Change in the Supreme Court of Canada

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By Matthew E. Wetstein and C.L. Ostberg
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2017
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360 Pages
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Value Change in the Supreme Court of Canada is a groundbreaking analysis of the degree to which Supreme Court decisions reflect the changing values of society over the past four decades. Focusing on three key areas of law: environmental disputes, free speech, and discrimination cases, Wetstein and Ostberg provide a revealing analysis of the language used by Supreme Court justices in landmark rulings in order to document the way that value changes are transmitted into the legal and political landscape.

Bolstered by a comprehensive and nuanced blend of research methods, Value Change in the Supreme Court of Canada offers a sweeping analysis of pre- and post-Charter influences, one that will be of significant interest to political scientists, lawyers, journalists, and anyone interested in the increasingly powerful role of the Supreme Court.

Matthew E. Wetstein is the Vice President of Instruction and Planning at San Joaquin Delta College.


C.L. Ostberg is a professor of political science and the director of the Pacific Legal Scholars Program at University of the Pacific.

Preface

Acknowledgements

List of Tables

List of Figures

Chapters

1 Value Change in the Supreme Court of Canada

2 Postmaterialist Outcomes in Environmental Disputes

3 Qualitative Analysis of Pollution, Energy and Fishing Rights Disputes

4 Postmaterialist Outcomes in Free Expression Disputes

5 Qualitative Analysis of Political Speech and Commercial Advertising Disputes

6 Postmaterialist Outcomes in Equality Disputes

7 Qualitative Analysis of Gay Rights and Sex Discrimination Disputes

8 The Impact of Value Change in the Supreme Court of Canada

9 Tables and Figures

10 Appendix of Cases and References

Index

"Value Change in the Supreme Court of Canada is a major contribution to the literature on the Supreme Court of Canada in particular, and comparative judicial studies within political science in general. This book advances the state of the art in terms of its theoretical orientation, its methodological richness, and its detailed findings."