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Another Kind of Justice

Canadian Military Law from Confederation to Somalia

Another Kind of Justice is the first historical survey of Canadian military law, providing insights into military justice in Canada, the purpose of military law, and the level of legal professionalism within the Canadian military. After delving into the British roots of Canadian military law, Chris Madsen brings his discussion up to date with analysis of recent sexual discrimination cases and the Somalia inquiry. He explains how the law has served a strictly functional purpose in maintaining discipline, and demonstrates how it claims its legitimacy and distinct status in relation to civil law.

248 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: Military Law in Canada

1 Modest Beginnings

2 In Defence of Empire

3 Coming of Age

4 Total War

5 Under the National Defence Act

6 A Gradual Slide

Conclusion: Beyond Somalia





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