Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs

The Canadian Charter of Rights is composed of words that describe the foundations of a just society equality, freedom, and democracy These words of justice have inspired struggles for civil rights, self determination, trade unionism, the right to vote, and social welfare Why is it, then, that fifteen years after the entrenchment of the Charter, social injustice remainsThe Canadian Charter of Rights is composed of words that describe the foundations of a just society equality, freedom, and democracy These words of justice have inspired struggles for civil rights, self determination, trade unionism, the right to vote, and social welfare Why is it, then, that fifteen years after the entrenchment of the Charter, social injustice remains pervasive in Canada Joel Bakan explains why the Charter has failed to promote social justice, and why it may even impede it He argues that the Charter s fine sounding words of justice are just words Freedom, equality and democracy are fundamental principles of social justice The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms entrenches them in Canada s highest law, the constitution Yet the Charter has failed to promote social justice in Canada In Just Words, Joel Bakan explains why.Sophisticated in its analyses but clearly written and accessible, Just Words is cutting edge commentary by one of Canada s rising intellectuals.
Just Words Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs The Canadian Charter of Rights is composed of words that describe the foundations of a just society equality freedom and democracy These words of justice have inspired struggles for civil rights se

  • Title: Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
  • Author: Joel Bakan
  • ISBN: 9780802004611
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
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