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Contributions to Books

“Fairness and Equal Recognition”, in Sergi Morales-Gálvez and Nenad Stojanović (ed.), Equal Recognition, Minority Rights and Liberal Democracy: Alan Patten and His Critics, London: Routledge, forthcoming, 2017.

"Dignity, Equality, and Comparison" in Deborah Hellman and Sophia Moreau, eds., Philosophical Foundations of Discrimination Law, (Oxford: OUP, 2013).

“Dignity, Choice, and Circumstances”, in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Understanding Human Dignity (Oxford: OUP for The British Academy, 2013).

“Philosophy of Language Policy” with Meital Pinto, in Bernard Spolsky ed., Cambridge Handbook on Language Policy, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

"Language Rights" in Len Rotman, ed., Constitutional Law of Canada, (Toronto: Carswell, 2008).

"Dignity, Equality, and Second Generation Rights", in Margot Young, Susan B. Boyd, Gwen Brodsky, and Shelagh Day, eds., Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship and Legal Activism, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007). (view abstract)

"The Role of Intention in the Tort in Wilkinson v. Downton", in Jason Neyers, Ericka Chamberlain, and Steve Pitel, (eds.), Emerging Issues in Tort Law, (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007).

Guest editor, Rewriting Equality / Recrire l'egalite, special issue of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law - (2006) 18 CJWL.

"Language Rights: Constitutional Misfits or Real Rights", Andre Braen, Pierre Foucher, Yves Le Bouthilier, eds., Languages, Constitutionalism et Minorites, Butterworths, 2006. (Reprinted in (2006), 31 S. C. L. R. (2d) 85).

"Discrimination and Dignity", in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Anti-Discrimination Law, part of the International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (2nd Series), Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2004, reprinted from (2003) 63 Louisiana Law Review 645. This essay will also be reprinted in Fay Faraday, etc., Making Equality Rights Real: Securing Substantive Equality Under the Charter, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2006.

"Family Matters: Mothers as Secondary Defendants in Child Abuse Actions", with Shauna Van Praagh, in S. Beaulac et al., The Joy of Torts (Toronto: Butterworths, 2003). Reprinted from (2002) 17 Supreme Court Law Review 179.

"Beyond Personality: The Territorial and Personal Principles of Language Policy Reconsidered", forthcoming in May, 2003 in an anthology on Language Rights and Political Theory, edited by Will Kymlicka and Alan Patten, Oxford University Press.

"Individuals, Groups and Rights to Public Goods", originally published in (1988) 38 U.T.L.J. 1, reprinted in Carl Wellman, ed., Rights and Duties, Vol. 3, Possible Bearers of Rights and Duties, London: Routledge, 2002. (view abstract)

"Legal Multiculturalism from the Bottom Up" in Wayne Norman and Ronald Beiner, eds, Canadian Political Philosophy: Contemporary Reflections, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000.

"Official Language Rights: Intrinsic Value and the Protection of Difference", in Will Kymlicka, ed., Citizenship in Diverse Societies: Theory and Practice, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

"Legal Enforcement of the Norms of Social Groups: Techniques and Principles", in Alan Cairns, John Courtney, David Smith, Peter Mackinnon, and Hans Michelman, eds., Citizenship, Diversity and Pluralism: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's Press, 1999.

"Common Law Constructions of Group Autonomy: A Case Study", in NOMOS, vol. XXXIX, Ian Shapiro and Will Kymlicka, eds, New York: New York University Press, 1997.

"The Right to Linguistic Security: Reconciling Individual and Group Claims", in Sylvie Léger, ed., Linguistic Rights in Canada: Collusions or Collisions?, Canadian Centre for Linguistic Rights, University of Ottawa, 1995.

"The Group Right to Linguistic Security: Whose Rights, What Duties?", in Judith Baker, ed., Group Rights, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. (view abstract)

"The Constitutional Protection of Language: Security versus Survival", in David Schneiderman, ed. Language and the State: The Law and Politics of Identity, Montreal: Yvon Blais Ltée., 1991.

"Group Rights and Participatory Goods", in Guy LaFrance, ed., Ethique et droits fondamentaux, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1989.

Articles and Review Essays

“Fairness and Equal Recognition”, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, (2017) Vol. 20, No. 1. (Special Issue on Equal Recognition, Minority Rights and Liberal Democracy: Alan Patten and His Critics, edited by Sergi Morales-Gálvez and Nenad Stojanović).

“Lingua Franca Fever: Sceptical Remarks” (2015) 18(2) Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

“Defending the Human Rights Codes from the Charter” (2012) 9 JL&E 67.

"Rewriting Equality: The Pedagogical Use of Women's Court of Canada Judgements", with Jennifer Koshan, Diana Majury, Carissima Mathen, and Megan Evens Maxwell (2010) 4 Canadian Legal Education Annual Review 121.

"Judgment of the Women's Court of Canada in Law v. Canada", (2006) 18 CJWL 143. (published in January, 2008).

"The Relevance of Relevance to Equality Rights", (2006) 31 Queen's Law Journal 696. 

"Comparing Theories of Sex Discrimination: The Role of Comparison" (2005) 25 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 3, 547-564. (download article from SSRN)

"The Ethics of the Lesser Evil: Utilitarianism in Disguise?", a comment on Michael Ignatieff's 2003 Whelen Lecture "The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror", University of Saskatchewan, 2004.

"Insurance and Intentional Torts: The Case of Sexual Battery", (2004) 12 Torts Law Journal 76-93.

"Discrimination and Dignity", (2003) 63 La.L.Rev. 645-695.

"Family Matters: Mothers as Secondary Defendants in Child Abuse Actions", with Shauna Van Praagh, (2002) 17 Supreme Court Law Review 179.

"Indignities: Making a Place for Human Dignity in Modern Legal Thought", (2002) 28 Queen's Law Journal 61. 

"Beaulac and the Demise of the Political Compromise Doctrine: Have Official Language Use Rights Been Revived?", (2002) 47 McGill Law Journal 593.

"Of Pigeon Holes and Principles: A Reconsideration of Discrimination Law", (2002) 40 Osgoode Hall L.J. 113.

"Harm and Fault in Discrimination Law: A Tort Perspective on Recent Developments" (2001) 2 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 349.

"What's Distinctive About a Feminist Analysis of Law?: A Conceptual Analysis of Women's Exclusion from Law" (1996) 2 Legal Theory 265. (view abstract)

"Justice Between Cultures: Autonomy and the Protection of Cultural Affiliation" (1995) 29 U.B.C. L. J. 117; reprinted in Nick Larsen and Brian Burtch, eds., Law in Society Canadian Readings, Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Company Canada, 1999. (view abstract)

"Moral and Legal Responses to the Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic State" (1993) 15 Rechtstheorie 251.

"The Social Construction of Women and the Possibility of Change: Unmodified Feminism Revisited" (1992) 5 C.J.W.L. 463.

"Second-Class Rights? Principle and Compromise in the Charter", co-authored with L. Green (1990) 13 Dalhousie L. J. 564.

"Education and Linguistic Security in the Charter", co-authored with L. Green (1990) 34 McGill L.J. 777.

"Is Integrity a Virtue? Dworkin's Theory of Legal Obligation" (1989) 39 U.T.L.J. 380.

"Language Rights, Remedies, and the Rule of Law" (1988) 1 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 35.

"Rethinking Personal Injury Damages: Compensation for Lost Capacities" (1988) Can. B. Rev. 82.

"Individuals, Groups and Rights to Public Goods" (1988) 38 U.T.L.J. 1.

"The Judicial Philosophy of Bora Laskin" (1985) 35 U.T.L.J. 438.

"Is There a Liberal Conception of the Self" (1984) 9 Queen's L. J. 352.

"Women and the Law: Equality Claims before Courts and Tribunals" (1979) 5 Queen's L.J. 3.

Book Reviews

Martha Minow, Not Only for Myself, Identity, Politics and the Law, New York: New Press, 1997, (1999) 37 Alta. L. Rev. 841.

William Twining, Blackstone's Tower: The English Law School, London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1994; Law in Context: Enlarging a Discipline, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, (1999) 49 U. T. L. J. 611.

Anne Bottomley and Joanne Conaghan, eds., Feminist Theory and Legal Strategy (1994) 20 Queen's L. J. 261.

Lea Campos Boralevi, Bentham and the Oppressed, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, vol. VI (1986), p. 194.

J. Brophy and C. Smart, eds., Women in the Law, Queen's Quarterly, vol. 93 (1986), p. 417.

Philip Soper, A Theory of Law, Queen's Quarterly, vol. 92 (1985), p. 854.

Mary O'Brien, The Politics of Reproduction, and Nannerl O. Keohane et al., eds., Feminist Theory:  A Critique of Ideology, Queen's Quarterly, vol. 91 (1984), p. 474.

Jean Bethke Elshtain, Public Man, Private Woman:  Women in Social and Political Thought, Queen's Quarterly, vol. 90 (1983), p. 919.

Other Publications

"Bilingualism, Territorialism, and Linguistic Justice", co-authored with L. Green, (1991) 1 The Network 9

Reports, Studies

Education for Subordination: Redressing the Adverse Effects of Residential Schooling, with Patrick Macklem, study for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. June, 1994.

Report on Legal Research Strategy, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Residential Schools Study, April, 1993.

Materials on Wife Assault, with Janet Mosher and Martha Shaffer. Under a contract with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities we produced materials on Wife Assault for inclusion in courses taught in law schools across Ontario. Materials have been prepared for inclusion in courses in Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Family Law, and Tort Law, as well as for a self-contained course on Wife Assault. December, 1992

Language Rights in Canada: Principles and Policies, draft study submitted to Human Rights Fund, Department of Justice, Ottawa. January, 1989.

"Damages for Loss of Working Capacity", Research paper for the Ontario Law Reform Commission, Project on Compensation for Personal Injury and Death. January, 1987.

"Islington and Grassy Narrows Bands Pre-litigation Study", research on the tort of statutory breach for Professor Robert Sharpe's final report. January, 1983.

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