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The Myth of the Sacred

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ISBN13: 9780773524347
ISBN: 0773524347
Published: January 2003
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



In this collection the authors challenge the ""myth of the sacred"" - that certain aspects of the constitutional process - judicial political behaviour, interest group politics, and centralization of power - are untouchable politically. They suggest that certain actors and institutions have contributed to a myth about the normative basis of Canadian constitutional politics, a myth perpetuated through the popular media as well as much of the scholarly literature. Such actors often disguise their overtly political behavior with a cloak of impartiality, presenting their actions as furthering the public good and therefore immune to challenge. This volume seeks to challenge this ideal.

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