Faculty and Research

James Kelly

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PhD, McGill University

On Sabbatical

June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Office: H 1225-41
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2112
E-mail: james.kelly@concordia.ca


POLI 204                Introduction to Canadian Politics

POLI 324                Parliament and the Charter

POLI 407                Parliamentary Bills of Rights

POLI 428                Constitutional Politics in Canada

POLI 600                Public Policy and the Governmental Process

                                 in Canada

POLI 611                Judicial Politics and Policy Making


Selected Publications

  • Books

Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly, Parliamentary Bills of Rights: The New Zealand and United Kingdom Experiences.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, eds., Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009.

Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, James B. Kelly, Michael Lipson, and Jean-Francois Mayer, Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Concepts, and Critiques.  Toronto: Nelson Canada, 2008.

James B. Kelly, Governing with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers’ Intent.  Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005.*

*one of five books shortlisted for the 2005 Donner Prize, a $30,000 prize awarded for the best book in Canadian public policy.

  • Articles

James B. Kelly and Matthew Hennigar, “The Canadian Charter of Rights and the Minister of Justice: Weak-form review within a Constitutional Charter of Rights,” International Journal of Constitutional Law 10:1 (2012), 36-68.

James B. Kelly, “Judicial and Political Rights Review as Limited Insurance: The Functioning of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990,” Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 49:3 (2011), 295-317.

James B. Kelly, “A Difficult Dialogue: Statements of Compatibility and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act,” Australian Journal of Political Science 46:2 (2011), 257-278.

  • Chapters

Kate Puddister and James B. Kelly, “The Judicialization of (past) Politics under Danny Williams: The Cameron Inquiry and the Green Commission,” in First Amongst Unequals: The Premier, Politics, and Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Alex Martland and Matthew Kerty, eds., Montreal: MQUP, 2014, pp. 114-129.

James B. Kelly, «Les limites de la mobilisation judiciaire: Alliance Québec, la Charte de la langue française et la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés» Le nouvel ordre constitutionnel canadien: du rapriement de 1982 à nos jours, sur la direction François Rocher et Benoît Pelletier.  Montreal:  Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2013, pp. 205-233.




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