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Gerald Baier (Ph.D, Dalhousie) joined the department in 2003. His teaching and research interests are in Canadian politics with a focus on the Constitution, federalism and public law. He is a regular commentator on federal politics in national and local media. His past research has explored the role of judicial decision-making in the shaping of federalism in Canada, Australia and the United States. He has recently completed a co-authored book on federalism and intergovernmental relations in Canada. He is presently conducting a comprehensive study of the Supreme Court of Canada's institutional character and processes.
POLI 101 (001) - Government of Canada
POLI 501A - Core Seminar in Canadian Government and Politics (Graduate)
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Professor Baier welcomes the opportunity to work with graduate students interested in topics related to federalism, the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, intergovernmental relations and the courts.
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Contested Federalism: Certainty and Ambiguity in the Canadian Federation with Herman Bakvis and Douglas M. Brown (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2009)
Courts and Federalism: Judicial Doctrine in the United States, Australia, and Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006)
Occasional Papers, etc.