Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9780774811859 Published January 2007 For sale in USA only
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The Courts

Ian Greene,

The Courts

Ian Greene,

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

200 pages
Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9780774811859 Published January 2007 For sale in USA only
Cloth $93.95 ISBN: 9780774811842 Published March 2006 For sale in USA only
Ian Greene offers an insider’s perspective on the role of judges, lawyers, and expert witnesses; the cost of litigation; the representativeness of juries; legal aid issues; and questions of jury reform. He also examines judicial activism in the wider context of public participation in courts administration and judicial selection and of how responsive the courts are to the expectations of Canadian citizens. The Courts moves its examination of the judicial system beyond the well-trodden topics of judicial appointment, discipline, independence, and review to consider the ways in which courts affect daily life in terms of democratic principles. Although courts are often viewed as elitist and unaccountable, they are more valuable aspect of democratic practice than most citizens realize.
Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1. Canada’s Courts in Context

2. Public Participation in the Justice System

3. Inclusiveness

4. Responsiveness of Courts to Expectations: Independence, Behaviour, and Administration

5. Responsiveness of Judicial Decisions to Canadian Democracy

6. The Courts and Democracy

Discussion Questions

Additional Reading

Works Cited

Index

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