Constitutional Odyssey: Can Canadians Become a Sovereign by Peter H. Russell

By Peter H. Russell

Constitutional Odyssey is an account of the politics of creating and altering Canada's structure from Confederation to the current day. Peter H. Russell frames his research round contrasting constitutional philosophies – Edmund Burke's perception of the structure as a suite of legislation and practices incrementally adapting to altering wishes and societal adjustments, and John Locke's perfect of a structure as a unmarried record expressing the desire of a sovereign humans as to how they're to be governed.

The first and moment variations of Constitutional Odyssey, released in 1992 and 1993 respectively, acquired wide-ranging compliment for his or her skill to notify the general public debate. This 3rd version maintains in that culture. Russell provides a brand new preface, and a brand new bankruptcy on constitutional politics because the defeat of the Charlottetown Accord in 1993. He additionally seems to be on the 1995 Quebec Referendum and its fallout, the federal readability Act, Quebec's Self-Determination Act, the contract on inner exchange, the Social Union Framework contract and the Council of the Federation, growth in Aboriginal self-determination reminiscent of Nunavut and the Nisga'a contract, and the circulation to lessen the democratic deficit in parliamentary government.

Comprehensive and eminently readable, Constitutional Odyssey is as vital as ever.

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