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Red, White and Kind of Blue? The Conservatives and the Americanization of Constitutional Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015).

Resisting Economic Globalization: Critical Theory and International Investment Law (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2013). 

Constitutionalizing Economic Globalization: Investment Rules and Democracy's Promise (Cambridge University Press, 2008) (book excerpt)

The Last Word: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada with Florian Sauvageau and David Taras (UBC Press, 2006) (book excerpt)

The Quebec Decision: Perspectives on the Supreme Court Ruling on Secession (Lorimer, 1999)

D. Schneiderman & K. Sutherland, Charting the Consequences: The Impact of the Charter of Rights on Canadian Law and Politics (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997)

D. Schneiderman & R.C. MacLeod, Police Powers in Canada: The Police Power in History, Law, and Politics (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993)

D. Schneiderman & J. Bakan, Social Justice and the Constitution: Perspectives on a Social Union for Canada (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1992)

Conversations: Women and Constitutional Reform (Edmonton: Centre for Constitutional Studies, 1992)

Freedom of Expression and the Charter (Toronto: Carswell, 1991)

Language and the State: The Law and Politics of Identity (Montréal: Les Éditions Yvon Blais, 1991) 


“North America Investment Law and Policy: 2017" in Year Book of International Investment Law and Policy (Oxford University Press, 2019), 289-304.

“'Writing the Rules of the Global Economy': How America Defines the Contours of International Investment Law?"(July 2018) London Review of International Law, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 255-78.

“Global Constitutionalism and its Legitimacy Problems: Human Rights, Proportionality, and the Future of International Investment Law"(2018) Journal of Law & Ethics Of Human Rights, 251-80.

"Against Constitutional Excess: Tocquevillian Reflections on International Investment Law” (2018) 85 University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Article 1, 585-608.

“International Investment Law's Unending Legitimation Project” (2017) 49 Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 49, Issue 2, 229-69.

The Political Economy of Chinese Bilateral Investment Treaty Policy” with Tyler Cohen forthcoming in Chinese Journal of Comparative Law.

Global Constitutionalism and International Economic Law: The Case of International Investment Law European Yearbook of International Economic Law (2016) 7: 23-43.

Dividing Power in the First and Second British Empires: Revisiting Durham’s Imperial ConstitutionReview of Constitutional Studies (2016) 20: 169-90.

Harper's New Rules Revisited: A Reply to Knopff and SnowCanadian Parliamentary Review (2015) 38 (1): 17-22.

Constitutional Property Rights and Elision of the Transnational: Foucauldian Misgivings” (2015) Social and Legal Studies 24: 65-87.

Canadian Judicial Nomination Processes and the Press: ‘Interesting, in a Sleepy Sort of Way’” (2014) Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 4, No. 4.

The Global Regime of Investor Rights: A Return to the Standards of Civilized Justice?” (2014) Transnational Legal Theory 5: 60-80.

Freedom of Expression in Canada”, (with Kent Roach) (2013), 61 S.C.L.R. (2d).

"Judging in Secular Times: Max Weber and the Rise of Proportionality" (2013) Supreme Court Law Review (2d).

“A New Global Economic Constitutional Order in the Making? The Case of International Investment Law” (2012-13) Annuaire International des Droits des Hommes 7: 243-55

"Haldane Unrevealed" (2012) 57:3 McGill LJ 597-626.

Legitimacy and Reflexivity in International Investment Arbitration: A New Self-Restraint?” (2011). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 1, No. 4.

"Investing in Democracy? Political Process and International Investment Law" (2010) 60 University of Toronto Law Journal 909-40. 

"Judicial Politics and International Investment Arbitration: Seeking an Explanation for Conflicting Outcomes" (2010) 30 Northern Journal of International and Business Law 383-416. 

"Equality Promotion, Black Economic Empowerment, and Investment Rule Flexibilities" (2009) 24 South African Journal on Human Rights 246-79.

"Common Sense and The Charter" (2009) 45 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 3-18.

"Beyond Intersecting Rights: The Constitutional Judge as 'Complex Self'" (with Brenda Cossman) (2007) 57 University of Toronto Law Journal 431.

"Transnational Legality and the Immobilization of Local Agency" (2006) 2 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 387-408.

"Edmund Burke, John Whyte, and Themes in Canadian Constitutional Culture" (2006) 31 Queen’s Law Journal 578-97.

"Universality vs. Particularity: Litigating Middle Class Values under Section 15" (2006) 33 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 367-87.

"Property Rights, Investor Rights, and Regulatory Innovation: Comparing Constitutional Cultures in Transition" (2006) 4 International Journal of Constitutional Law 371-391.

"Banging Constitutional Bibles: Observing Constitutional Culture in Transition" (2005) 55 University of Toronto Law Journal 833-852.

"Supreme Court addresses gay-positive readers in public schools" (2005) 3(1) International Journal of Constitutional Law 77-85.

"Habermas, Market-Friendly Human Rights, and the Revisibility of Economic Globalization" (2004) 8(4) Citizenship Studies 419-436  

"Exchanging Constitutions: Constitutional Bricolage in Canada" (2002) 40 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 401-424.

"Investment Rules and The Rule of Law" (2001) 8 (4) Constellations 521-537.

"Constitutional Approaches to Privatization: An Inquiry into the Magnitude of Neo-Liberal Constitutionalism" (2000) 63 Law and Contemporary Problems 83.

"Investment Rules and the New Constitutionalism: Interlinkages and Disciplinary Effects" (2000) 25 Law and Social Inquiry 757-787.

"The Constitutional Strictures of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment" (1999) 9(2) The Good Society 90.

“Harold Laski, Viscount Haldane and the Law of the Canadian Constitution in the Early Twentieth Century” (1998) University of Toronto Law Journal.

"A.V. Dicey, Lord Watson and the Law of the Canadian Constitution in the Late Nineteenth Century" (1998) 16 Law and History Review 495.

Constitutionalizing the Culture-Ideology of Consumerism” (1998) 7 Social and Legal Studies 213.

Reconstructing Rights in the Spirit of a New Partnership” (March 1998) Policy Options p.21.

"Theorists of Difference and the Interpretation of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights" (1997) 14 International Journal of Canadian Studies 35.

D. Schneiderman & R. W. Bauman, "Moments of Silence: The Constitutional Context of Religious Instruction and the Lord's Prayer in Saskatchewan Public Schools (1996) 60 Saskatchewan Law Review 265.

"Consumer Interests and Commercial Speech: A Comment on RJR-McDonald v. Canada (A.G.)" (1996) 30 U.B.C. Law Review 165.

"NAFTA's Takings Rule: American Constitutionalism Comes to Canada" (1996) 46 University of Toronto Law Journal 499.

"Constitutional Interpretation in An Age of Anxiety: A Reconsideration of the Local Prohibition Case" (1996) 41 McGill Law Journal 411.

D. Schneiderman, et al., "Developments in Constitutional Law: The 1994-95 Term" (1996) 7 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 81.

"Economic Citizenship and Deliberative Democracy: An Inquiry Into Constitutional Limitations on Economic Regulation" (1995) 21 Queen’s Law Journal 125.

D. Schneiderman & A. Hutchinson, "Smoking Guns: The Federal Government Confronts the Tobacco and Gun Lobbies" (1995) 7 Constitutional Forum 16.

D. Schneiderman & Claude Denis, "Toward the Referendum: Campaign Contradictions" (1995) 6 Constitutional Forum 126 (with Claude Denis)

D. Schneiderman, et al.,"Developments in Constitutional Law: The 1993-94 Term" (1995) 6 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 64. 

"Canadian Constitutionalism and Sovereignty After NAFTA" (1994) 5 Constitutional Forum 93.

"The Charter and Canadian Political Life: Has Canada Been Captured by a `Court Party'?" (1994) 178 Inter Pares 11.

"Dual(ling) Charters: The Harmonics of Rights in Canada and Quebec" (1992) 24 Ottawa Law Review 235.

"The Delegation Power Past and Present" (1992) 3 Constitutional Forum 82.

"On Stacking the Senate" (Nov. 1991) Policy Options 34.

"Taylor v. Canada (Human Rights Commission): Using Human Rights Legislation to Curb Racist Speech" (1991) 2 Constitutional Forum 90.

"Supreme Court Reverses Itself on Bhinder" (1990) 2 Constitutional Forum 20.

“The Prostitution Reference: Sexual Communication and the Street” (1990) 2 Constitutional Forum 14.

D. Schneiderman & C. Graydon, “An Appeal to Justice: Publicly Funded Appeals and R. v. Robinson; R. v. Dolejs” (1990) 28 Alberta Law Review 873.

"Auditor General Loses Battle Against Federal Cabinet: Auditor General v. Minister of Energy, Mines & Resources" (1989) 1 Constitutional Forum 1.  

"The Access to Information Act: A Practical Review" (1987) 7 Advocates Quarterly 474.

Book Chapters

“Investment Arbitration as Constitutional Law: Constitutional Analogies, Linkages and Absences” in Thomas Schultz and Frederico Ortino (eds), Oxford Handbook of International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, September 2020).

“International Economic Law’s Wreckage: Depoliticization, Inequality, Precarity” with Nicolás M. Perrone in Emilios Christodoulidis, Ruth Dukes and Marco Goldoni (eds), Research Handbook On Critical Legal Theory (Edward Elgar Ltd.,2019).

“Disabling Constitutional Capacity: Global Economic Law and Democratic Decline” in Mark Graber, Sandy Levinson and Mark Tushnet (eds.) Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? (Oxford University Press, 2018) 551-70.

"The Impossibility of International Investment Law as Formally Rational Law: A Weberian Analysis” in Moshe Hirsch and Andrew Lang (eds) Research Handbook On The Sociology Of International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2018) 232-51.

“Unwritten Constitutional Principles in Canada: Genuine or Strategic?” in Rosalind Dixon and Adrienne Stone (eds), The Invisible Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2018) 517-40.

“Investor Rights and the Judicial Denial of the Neoliberal Constitutionalism” in  Simon Archer, Daniel Drache and Peer Zumbansen (eds), The Daunting Enterprise of Law: Essays in Honour of Harry W. Arthurs (McGill-Queen’s University Press) 169-85.

“The Separation of Powers and Constitutional Balance at the McLachlin Court” in Marcus Moore and Daniel Jutras (eds.) Canada’s Chief Justice: Beverley McLachlin’s Legacy of Law and Leadership (Lexis Nexis 2018) 137-65.

"Canada: The State of Liberal Democracy” with Donna Greschner and Frédéric Bérard in Richard Albert, David Landau and Pietro Faraguna and Simon Drugda, The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law (July 19, 2018) (not refereed).

“Canadian Constitutional Culture: A Genealogical View” in Nathalie Des Rosiers, Patrick Macklem, and Peter Oliver (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2017) 913-34.

Listening to Investors (and Others): Audi Alteram Partem and the Future of International Investment Law” in Armand de Mestral (ed.), Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration Between Developed Countries (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press) 131-54 also online CIGI Investor-State Arbitration Series, Paper No. 8 (28 July)

“The Paranoid Style of Investment Lawyers and Arbitrators:  Investment Law Norm Entrepreneurs and their Critics” in C.L. Lin (ed.) Alternative Visions of the International Law on Foreign Investment: Essays in Honour of Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2016) 131-55

On Suffering and Societal Constitutionalism: At the Borders of International Investment Arbitration and Human Rights” in Tsvi Kahana and Anat Scolnicov (eds.), Boundaries of States, Boundaries of Rights: Human Rights, Private Actors, and Positive Obligations (Cambridge University Press 2016) 25-42

"Introduction" in Red, White and Kind of Blue? The Conservatives and the Americanization of Constitutional Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015).

“The Judiciary in Trudeau’s Constitutional Vision: Intellectual Trajectory and the Origins of the Charter” in Lois Harder and Steve Patten (eds), Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015) 137-58

“What Lessons Have We Learned About Speech in the Aftermath of the Paris Attacks?” in Edward M. Iacobucci and Stephen J. Toope (eds.), After the Paris Attacks: Responses in Canada, Europe and Around the Globe (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015) 159-66

“Compensating for Democracy’s ‘Defects’: The Case of International Investment Law” in Christian Joerges and Carola Glinski, (eds), The European Crisis and Transformation of European Governance: Authoritarian Managerialism Versus Democratic Governance (Oxford: Hart 2014), pp. 47-70

“Academic Freedom and the Federal Idea” previously listed, James Turk, ed., Academic Freedom in Conflict: The Struggle Over Free Speech Rights in the University (Toronto: James Lorimer & Company, Ltd. 2014), pp. 218-28

“How to Govern Differently: Neo-liberalism, New Constitutionalism, and International Investment Law” in Claire Cutler and Stephen Gill (eds.) New Constitutionalism and World Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University 2014), pp. 165-78

“Freedom of Expression in Canada” with Kent Roach in E. Mendes and S. Beaulac, eds., Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms , 5th ed. (Toronto: Butterworths 2013), pp. 429-525

Introduction” to Resisting Economic Globalization: Critical Theory and International Investment Law (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2013).

Power and Production in Global Legal Pluralism: An International Political Economy Approach” in Amanda Perry-Kessaris, ed., Socio-Legal Approaches to International Economic Law: Text, Context, Subtext (Routledge, 2013).

“Making Waves: The Supreme Court of Canada Confronts Stephen Harper’s Brand of Federalism” in Anita Anand, ed., What’s Next for Canada: Securities Regulation After the Reference (Toronto: Irwin Law 2012), pp. 75-94.

"Revisiting the de-politization of Investment Disputes" in Karl P. Sauvant, ed., Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy, 2010-11 (Oxford University Press, 2012).

"A New Global Constitutional Order?" in Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg, eds., Research Handbook in Comparative Law: Comparative Constitutional Law (UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2011).

"Human Needs Above Property Rights? Rethinking the Woodsworth Legacy in an Era of Economic Globalization" in Jane Pilkington, ed. Human Welfare, Rights and Social Activism: Rethinking the Legacy of J.S. Woodsworth (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).

"Associational Rights, Religion and the Charter" in Richard Moon, ed., Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008).

"Realising Rights in an era of Economic Globalization: Discourse Theory, Investor Rights and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment" in Wenhua Shan, Penelope Simons and Dalvinder Singh, eds., Redefining Sovereignty in International Economic Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2008).

"Default Convergence: Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in North America" in R. Jhapan, Y. Abu-Laban, and F. Rocher, eds., Politics in North America: Redefining Continental Relations (University of Toronto Press, 2007) 252-272.

"Social Rights and Judicial Competence " in M. Young, S. Boyd, G. Brodsky, and S. Day, eds., Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship, and Legal Activism (UBC Press, 2007).

"Universality vs. Particularity: Litigating Middle Class Values" in Sanda Rodgers and Sheila McIntyre, eds., Diminishing Returns: Inequality and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2006).

"Constitution or Model Treaty? Struggling over the Interpretive Authority of NAFTA" in Sujit Choudhry, ed., The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

“Freedom of Expression in Canada” (with Kent Roach) in G-A. Beuadoin and E. Mendes, eds., Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 4th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2005) reprinted in (2005) 28 SCLR (2nd) 153-227.

“Opening Medicare to our Neighbours or Closing the Door on a Public System: International Trade Law Implications of Chaoulli v. Quebec” (with Tracey Epps) in Colleen M. Flood, Kent Roach and Lorne Sossin, eds., Access to Care, Access to Justice: The Legal Debate over Private Health Insurance in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005) 369.

"Canadian Constitutionalism, the Rule of Law and Economic Globalization" in P. Hughes and P.A. Molinari, eds., Participatory Justice in a Global Economy: The New Rule of Law? (Montreal: Les editions Themis, 2004) 65-85.

"Aboriginal Rights and Economic Globalization: Canadian Constitutional Law Meets the Global Rule of Law" in M. Abe, M. Sasaki, and S. Taira, eds., Law and the Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization (Osaka City University).

"Taking Investments Too Far: Expropriations in the Semi-Periphery" in M. Griffin and S. Clarkson, eds., Governance On the Edge: Semi-Peripheral States and the Challenge of Globalization (Zed Books, 2004) 218-238.

“Globalisation, Governance and Investment Rules” in John N. Clarke and Geoffrey R. Edwards, eds., Global Governance in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave, 2004) 67-91.

"The Old and New Constitutionalism" in J. Brodie and L. Trimble, eds., Re-Inventing Canada: Politics for the 21st Century (Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2003).

"The Difficulties of Local Citizenship in an Era of Economic Globalization" in M. Hanen, A. Barber, and D. Cassels, eds., Community Values in an Age of Globalization (Alberta: The Sheldon M. Chumit Foundation, 2002).

"Comparative Constitutional Law in an Age of Globalization" in V. Jackson & M. Tushnet, eds., Comparative Constitutional Law: Defining the Field (Westport Conn.: Praeger, 2002) 237-250.

"The Constitutional Disorder of the Safe Streets Act: A Federalism Analysis" in J. Hermer and J.Mosher, eds., Disorderly People: Law and the Politics of Exclusion in Ontario (Halifax: Fernwood Press, 2002).

"Terrorism and the Risk Society" in R.J. Daniels, P. Macklem, and K. Roach, eds., The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001).

"Political Association and the Anti-Terrorism Bill" (with B. Cossman) in R.J. Daniels, P. Macklem, and K. Roach, eds., The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001).

“The Judiciary” in Janine Brodie, ed., Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 2002).

“Human Rights, Fundamental Differences? Multiple Charters in a Partnership Frame” in Roger Gibbins & Guy LaForest, eds., Beyond the Impasse (Montreal: Institute for Research and Public Policy, 1998).

"The Constitutional Politics of Poverty" in J. Bakan & D. Schneiderman, eds., Social Justice and the Constitution: Perspectives on a Social Union for Canada (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1992).

"The Market and the Constitution" in D. Cameron and & M. Smith, eds, Constitutional Politics (Toronto: James Lorimer & Co., 1992).

“Freedom of Expression and the Charter: Being Large and Liberal” in D. Schneiderman, ed., Freedom of Expression and the Charter (Toronto: Carswell, 1991).

Book Reviews

A Review of A Perilous Imbalance: The Globalization of Canadian Law and Governance by Stephen Clarckson and Stephen Wood (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010) forthcoming in Osgoode Law School Journal

"Functionalism's Shortfalls or How to Depoliticize Global Constitutionalism" EJIL Yalk! (Blog of the European Journal of International Law) (December 11, 2009). 

Book Review of Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty by Louis T. Wells and Rafiq Ahmed in (2008) 19 European Journal of International Law 631-635. 

Book Review of Controlling the State: Constitutionalism from Ancient Athens to Today by Scott Gordon [forthcoming in University of Toronto Quarterly].

Book Review of Linking Arms Together: American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace by Robert A. Williams Jr. (1997) 36 Alberta Law Review 301.

“The Past We Allegedly Have Lost”, Book Review of Rethinking the Constitution by A. Peacock (1997)  22 Queens Law Journal 531.

Book Review of The Moral Foundations of Canadian Federalism by S. Laselva (1997) Canadian Journal of Political Science 360.

Book Review of The Charter of Rights and the Legalization of Politics by Michael Mandel (1990) 28 Alberta Law Review 570.

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