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Lesley Alan Jacobs

Department of Political Science
Department of Social Science

Professor
Director, Institute for Social Research
Executive Director, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, 3034 Osgoode Hall Law School
 
Office: S730A, Ross
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 20430
Emailjacobs@yorku.ca
 
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Les Jacobs is Professor of Law & Society and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Research at York University. He is also Executive Director of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, a pan-Canadian access to justice NGO housed at Osgoode Hall Law School. He completed his PhD at Oxford University. He has held a range of visiting appointments including at University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Law School, University of British Columbia, Wolfson College, Oxford, Emory University, Waseda Law School, and the Law Commission of Canada. He is the author of numerous books including Rights and Deprivation (Oxford University Press, 1993, ebook edition 2012), The Democratic Vision of Politics (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Pursuing Equal Opportunities: The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society (Irwin Law Books, 2012), Linking Global Trade and Human Rights: New Policy Space in Hard Economic Times (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and forthcoming Privacy Rights in the Global Digital Economy: Legal Problems and Emerging Access to Justice Policy Space (Irwin Law Books, 2014).

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Research Interests

Human Rights , Law and Justice , Public Policy, Health and Human Rights, Access to Justice

Current Research Projects

  • Project  more...

All Publications

Books

Linking Global Trade and Human Rights: New Policy Space in Hard Economic Times. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013

Privacy Rights in the Global Digital Economy: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto: Irwin Law Books, forthcoming 2013.

Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society. Toronto: Irwin Law Books with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, 2012.

Pursuing Equal Opportunities: The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Pp. xiv & 280 .
Chinese translation of Pursuing Equal Opportunities. (Shanghai: Jilin Publishing Group, 2007) , Pp. 365

(Co-edited with R. Vandewetering), John Stuart Mill's 'The Subjection of Women': HisContemporary and Modern Critics. (New York, Caravan Books, 1999.) Includes Introduction by Editors (43 pages). Pp. 436.

The Democratic Vision of Politics. (Saddle Creek, NJ: Prentice-Hall/Simon & Schuster, 1997) Pp. xvi & 145.
Chinese translation of The Democratic Vision of Politics, with a new extended Preface for Chinese Readers. (Beijing: The Radio & TV Publishing House of China, 1999.) Pp. 234.

Workfare: Does It Work? Is It Fair? ( Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy/Renouf Publications, 1995) . Pp. 145.

Rights and Deprivation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Imprint, 1993) Pp. x & 230 Republished as an Ebook by Oxford Scholarship Online in January 2012.

Co-editor, Out of Apathy: Voices of the New Left Thirty Years on. (London: Verso Books, 1989.)

Monographs

The Globalization of the Race Relations Policy Dialogue, (Special volume of Directions, September 2011), publication of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Digital version available at http://www.crr.ca/diversfiles/directions/vol6No2VersionWeb.pdf

Canadian Diversity, Volume X: Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims (Ottawa: Govenrment of Canada, November 1 2010). Digitial version available http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/resources/discussion_consultation/Balancing%20competing%20human%20rights_Diversity%20Magazine_2010.pdf

Book Chapters

(with Ilan Vertinsky) , “Fairness in Business” in Janis Sarra (ED.), An Exploration of Fairness: Interdisciplinary inquiries in law, science and the humanities (Toronto: Carswell Publishers, 2013), pp. 293-305.

“Global Tobacco Control Law and Trade Liberalization: New Policy Spaces?” in Daniel Drache & Lesley Jacobs (EDS.), Linking Global Trade and Human Rights (pp. 1-25). New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming November 2013). Chapter 6.

“A Vision of Equal Opportunity in Postsecondary Education” in Heinz-Dieter Meyer, Edward P. St. John, Maia Chankseliani, & Lina Uribe (EDS.), Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective: Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice (Boston: Sense Publishers, 2013), pp. 41-56.

“Forward: Transitional Justice Without Law” to Feiyu Sun, Social Suffering and Political Confession: Suku in Modern China (Singapore: World Scientific Press/Peking University Series on Sociology and Anthropology, 2013), pp. xi-xiii.

“Adapting Locally to International Health and Human Rights Standards: An Alternative Theoretical Framework for Progressive Realization” in Mikael Rask Madsen & Gert Verschraegen, editors, Making Human Rights Intelligible: New Theoretical and Empirical Contributions (Oxford UK: Hart Publishing, IISJ Book Series, 2013), pp. 233-246.

“Gender, Trade Liberalization, and Tobacco Control in China” in Pitman Potter and Heather Gibb, Eds., Gender Equality Rights and Trade Regimes: Coordinating Compliance (Ottawa: North South Institute, 2012), pp. 141-158.

“China's Capacity to Respond to the H1N1 Pandemic Alert and Future Global Public Health Crises: A Policy Window For Canada” in Pitman Potter & Thomas Adams, Eds., Issues in Canada-China Relations (Toronto: Canadian International Council, 2011), Pp. 333-343.

“Rawls’s Commitment to Fair Equality of Opportunity: Rethinking His Arguments for Democratic Equality Four Decades Later” in Shaun Young, editor, Reflections on Rawls: An Assessment of his Legacy (Aldershot UK: Ashgate Publishing: 2009) Pp. 61-73.

“Rights and Quarantine (Full Length Study)” in both English and Chinese, in Gu Xiao Rong & Pitman B. Potter, editors, The Hypothesis of Selective Adaptation and the Application of Chinese Rule of Law (Shanghai CH: Shanghai Academy of the Social Sciences Publication, September 2009), Pp. 134-183; 185-244.

“Equality” in David Clark, editor, The Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, vol 1, 499-502. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, October 2007.

“John Rawls” (500 words) in David Clark, editor, The Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, vol 3, 1269-70. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, October 2007.

‘Justice in Health Care’ in Justine Burley, editor, Ronald Dworkin and His Critics, with Replies by Dworkin (Oxford: Blackwells, 2004), pp. 134-49

‘Democratie et politique de la difference’ in Lukas K. Sosoe, editor, Diversite Humaine: Democratie, Multiculturalisme, et Citoyennete (Montreal: Les Presses de l’Universite Laval, 2002).

“Biodiversity: Implications for Democratic Theory’ in G. Cornelis van Kooten, Erwin Bulte, & A. R. E. Sinclair, editors, Conserving Nature’s Diversity: Insights from Biology, Ethics, and Economics (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2000).

(with P. Evans, A. Noel, and E. Reynolds), Workfare: Does It Work? Is It Fair? (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy/Renouf Publications, 1995). Pp. 145. “Chapter 1: What are the normative foundations of workfare?”
Shortened version reprinted as 'What are the Normative Foundations of Workfare?', Policy Options, Vol. 16, No. 4 (May 1995), 10-15.

'Realizing Equal Life Prospects: The Case for a Perfectionist Theory of Fair Shares' in Glenn Drover & Patrick Kerans (eds.) New Approaches to Welfare Theory. London: Edward Alger, 1993.

Journal Articles

(with Lorne Foster) , “Workplace Practice and Diversity in Canada: Employment Policy in Global Modernity”, Think India Quarterly, 2012, vol. 15, Issue 3, 57-72.

(with Sarbani Sen) , “The Distinctive Character of Legal Adversarialism in India”, Canada Watch, Special Issue on India: The Most Fragile of Democracies, Winter 2012, 20-23. Digital version available at http://robarts.info.yorku.ca/files/2012/02/CW_Winter2012.pdf

“The Globalization of the Race Relations Policy Dialogue”, Directions, vol. 6, no. 2, (September 2011), 5-10 (Also in French translation)

“Equality, Adequacy and Stakes Fairness: Retrieving the Equal Opportunities in Education Approach”, Theory and Research in Education, 8.3 (November 2010), 1-20.

“Rights and Quarantine During the SARS Global Health Crisis: Differentiated Legal Consciousness in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Toronto”, Law & Society Review, Vol 41/3 (Sept 2007), 511-553.

“Global Health Governance”, Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, vol 23 (June 2007) , 123-129

(with Pitman Potter) , “Selective Adaptation and Health and Human Rights in China”, Health and Human Rights, Vol. 9/2 (November 2006), 142-166

“Universal Hospital Insurance and Health Care Reform: Policy Legacies and Path Dependency in the Development of Canada’s Health Care System”, Buffalo Law Review (2005), Vol. 53, No. 2, 635-661.

‘Legal Consciousness and the Promise of Law & Society’, The Canadian Journal of Law & Society (2003), vol 18, 61-66.

‘Securer Freedom For Whom? Risk Profiling and the New Anti-Terrorism Act’, UBC Law Review, (2003), 36(2), 375-84

‘Affirmative Action in Canada’, Law & Society Association Newsletter (Amherst MA), March 2003, pp. 3-4. (Special issue devoted to Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan affirmative action case)

‘Whose Constitution Is It Anyway?’, Windsor Yearbook Access to Justice, (2002), vol 21, 641-651.

‘Universal Access to Health Care: For Whom? To What?’, Literary Review of Canada, November 1999, 24-27.

‘Market Socialism and Non-Utopian Marxist Theory’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences,(1999) Vol. 29, No. 4 , 527-39.

'Equal Opportunity, Natural Inequalities, and Racial Disadvantage: The Bell Curve and Its Critics', Philosophy of the Social Sciences,(1999) Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 120-144.

‘Integration, Diversity, and Affirmative Action’, Law and Society Review, (1998) Vol. 32, No. 3, 101- 122.

'Can an Egalitarian Justify Universal Access to Health Care?', Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 22: 3 (Fall 1996), 315-48.

'The Second Wave of Analytical Marxism', Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 26, No. 2 (June 1996), 279-92.

'Equity and Opportunity' in P. Gingras (ed.), Gender and Politics in Contemporary Canada. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1995)

'Equal Opportunity and Gender Disadvantage', The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, VII (1994), 61-71.

‘The Enabling Model of Rights', Political Studies, Vol. 41, No. 3 (September 1993), 381-93.

'Bridging the Gap Between Individual and Collective Rights With the Idea of Integrity', The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. IV, No. 2 (July 1991), 375-386.

Book Reviews

Review of McEvoy & McGregor, Transitional Justice From Below (2008), Law and Politics Review, 19 (February 2009), 117-119. Available at http://www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt/lpbr/reviews/2009/02/transitional-justice-from-below.html

‘Review essay on LaSelva’s The Moral Foundations of Canadian Federalism: Federalism and National Minorities’, University of Toronto Law Journal,(1999) Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 295-304

Review of Constance Backhouse's Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada for The Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. XXV, No. 4 (1992), 397-98.

Research Reports

China Papers #12: China's Capacity to Respond to the H1N1 Pandemic Alert and Future Global Public Health Crises: A Policy Window For Canada (Toronto, Canadian International Council, June 2010), available at http://www.onlinecic.org/resourcece/archives/chinapapers/cic_chinapapers_no12_jacobspdf

Policy Papers

“Mapping the Legal Consciousness of First Nations Voters: Understanding Voting Rights Mobilization”, (in English and French) (Ottawa, Elections Canada, May 2009), available at http://www.elections.ca/med/eve/APRC/vot_rights_e.pdf
Reprinted in Julie Peters and Jerry White, editors, Aboriginal Policy and Research in Canada (Toronto: Thompson Educational, forthcoming).

Forthcoming

(with Mayumi Saegusa, in Japanese) , “Changes in Japanese Tobacco Control: A Health and Human Rights Perspective” in Yoshi Wada, editor, International Law in Japanese Dispute Resolution (Tokyo JP: ?, forthcoming 2009).

(with Sarah Biddulph & Pitman Potter) , “Between Cultural Relativism and Uniform International Compliance: An Empirical Framework for Judging China’s Human Rights Performance” China Human Rights Yearbook 2007 (Geneva SW: UN University Press, forthcoming)

“Adapting Locally to International Health and Human Rights Standards: An Alternative Theoretical Framework for Progressive Realization” in Mikael Rask Madsen & Gert Verschraegen, editors, Towards a Sociology of Human Rights: New Theoretical and Empirical Contributions (Oxford UK: Hart Publishing, IISJ Book Series, forthcoming)
Shortened Excerpt appears in APDR Research Notes, Vol 1, No. 2, 46-52, available at http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/publications/ejournal.php

“Varieties of Corporate Legal Consciousness in International Human Rights Disputes: Security and Multinational Oil Companies in Sudan” in Michelle Le Baron, editor, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Dispute Resolution (Fairfax VA: George Mason University Press, forthcoming)
Appears working paper form in APDR Research Notes, Vol. 1, No. 3, 37-49, available at http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/publications/ejournal.php

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOSC3370 6.0  Social Justice and Law SEMR Course Website 


Les Jacobs is Professor of Law & Society and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Research at York University. He is also Executive Director of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, a pan-Canadian access to justice NGO housed at Osgoode Hall Law School. He completed his PhD at Oxford University. He has held a range of visiting appointments including at University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Law School, University of British Columbia, Wolfson College, Oxford, Emory University, Waseda Law School, and the Law Commission of Canada. He is the author of numerous books including Rights and Deprivation (Oxford University Press, 1993, ebook edition 2012), The Democratic Vision of Politics (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Pursuing Equal Opportunities: The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society (Irwin Law Books, 2012), Linking Global Trade and Human Rights: New Policy Space in Hard Economic Times (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and forthcoming Privacy Rights in the Global Digital Economy: Legal Problems and Emerging Access to Justice Policy Space (Irwin Law Books, 2014).


Research Interests: comparative public policy (esp. equal opportunities policy, income policy, health law and policy, human rights, access to justice) focused mainly on public policy and law in Canada, USA, China, and other countries on the Asia Pacific Rim; empirical social-legal research; courts and social policy; intersections between international human rights law and international economic law; global health and human rights; and theoretical work on social justice EDUCATION D.Phil., Politics, Oxford University, U.K., 1990 M.A., Political Science, University of Western Ontario, 1986 B.A. Honours, Political Science & Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, 1985 FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2007- Full Professor, York University 1995-2007 Associate Professor, York University 1993-95 Assistant Professor, York University 1990-93 Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of British Columbia 1989-90 Lecturer, Politics, Magdalen College, Oxford University UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS HISTORY 2008 – 2011 Director, York Centre for Public Policy & Law 2010-2011 Coordinator, Graduate Diploma in Justice System Administration 2005-2006 Director, Graduate SPT Program, York University 2002-2004 Coordinator, Criminology Program, York University 1995-97, 2001-2003 Director, Law & Society Program, York University OTHER CURRENT NON-UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS Academic Director, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (2011-2013) Project Co-Director, SSHRC CURA The Costs of Justice (2011-2016) Research Advisory Team, Ottawa Police Service Race Data in Traffic Stops Collection Project (2012-2013) Research Advisory Board, Community Legal Education Ontario (2012- ) Research Advisory Board, Law Commission of Ontario, www.lco.on.ca (2008-2012) Research Advisory Board, Association of Canadian Court Administrators (2010- ) Leader, Canada Team of Researchers, SSHRC MCRI Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Project (2003-2016) Guest Co-Editor, Canadian Diversity (Summer 2010 Issue) Co-Editor (with Pitman Potter, UBC), UBC Press New Series on Asia Pacific Legal Cultures Guest Editor, Canadian Race Relations Foundation Journal: Directions (2010-2011) Editorial Board, Law and Politics Review (2009- ) Editorial Board, Open Law Journal (2007- ) Regular Justice Columnist, www.slaw.ca (Canada’s online legal magazine) (2011- ) VISITING APPOINTMENTS 2010 (July/August) Visiting Researcher, Institute of Human Rights, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University 2010 (March) Distinguished Visiting Professor, Transnational Law Program, Waseda University Law School, Tokyo 2006-07 SSHRC Virtual Scholar in Residence, Law Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Canada 2004-05 Visiting Fellow, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto 2001 (Summer) Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia 1997-98 Liberal Arts Fellow, Harvard Law School 1994 (Trinity Term) Visiting Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford University 1993 (Spring Term) Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Area of Specialization

Political Science


Degrees

D.Phil., Politics, Oxford University
M.A., Political Science, University of Western Ontario
B.A. Honours, Political Science & Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

Appointments

Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Leadership

Academic Director, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (2011-2013) Project Co-Director, SSHRC CURA The Costs of Justice (2011-2016) Research Advisory Team, Ottawa Police Service Race Data in Traffic Stops Collection Project (2012-2013) Research Advisory Board, Community Legal Education Ontario (2012- ) Research Advisory Board, Law Commission of Ontario, www.lco.on.ca (2008-2012) Research Advisory Board, Association of Canadian Court Administrators (2010-2012) Leader, Canada Team of Researchers, SSHRC MCRI Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Project (2003-2016) Guest Co-Editor, Canadian Diversity (Summer 2010 Issue) Co-Editor (with Pitman Potter, UBC), UBC Press New Series on Asia Pacific Legal Cultures Guest Editor, Canadian Race Relations Foundation Journal: Directions (2010-2011) Editorial Board, Law and Politics Review (2009- ) Editorial Board, Open Law Journal (2007- ) Regular Justice Columnist, www.slaw.ca (Canada’s online legal magazine) (2011- )


Research Interests:

Human Rights , Law and Justice , Public Policy, Health and Human Rights, Access to Justice

Current Research Projects

  • Project

All Publications

Books

Linking Global Trade and Human Rights: New Policy Space in Hard Economic Times. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013

Privacy Rights in the Global Digital Economy: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto: Irwin Law Books, forthcoming 2013.

Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society. Toronto: Irwin Law Books with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, 2012.

Pursuing Equal Opportunities: The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Pp. xiv & 280 .
Chinese translation of Pursuing Equal Opportunities. (Shanghai: Jilin Publishing Group, 2007) , Pp. 365

(Co-edited with R. Vandewetering), John Stuart Mill's 'The Subjection of Women': HisContemporary and Modern Critics. (New York, Caravan Books, 1999.) Includes Introduction by Editors (43 pages). Pp. 436.

The Democratic Vision of Politics. (Saddle Creek, NJ: Prentice-Hall/Simon & Schuster, 1997) Pp. xvi & 145.
Chinese translation of The Democratic Vision of Politics, with a new extended Preface for Chinese Readers. (Beijing: The Radio & TV Publishing House of China, 1999.) Pp. 234.

Workfare: Does It Work? Is It Fair? ( Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy/Renouf Publications, 1995) . Pp. 145.

Rights and Deprivation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Imprint, 1993) Pp. x & 230 Republished as an Ebook by Oxford Scholarship Online in January 2012.

Co-editor, Out of Apathy: Voices of the New Left Thirty Years on. (London: Verso Books, 1989.)

Monographs

The Globalization of the Race Relations Policy Dialogue, (Special volume of Directions, September 2011), publication of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Digital version available at http://www.crr.ca/diversfiles/directions/vol6No2VersionWeb.pdf

Canadian Diversity, Volume X: Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims (Ottawa: Govenrment of Canada, November 1 2010). Digitial version available http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/resources/discussion_consultation/Balancing%20competing%20human%20rights_Diversity%20Magazine_2010.pdf

Book Chapters

(with Ilan Vertinsky) , “Fairness in Business” in Janis Sarra (ED.), An Exploration of Fairness: Interdisciplinary inquiries in law, science and the humanities (Toronto: Carswell Publishers, 2013), pp. 293-305.

“Global Tobacco Control Law and Trade Liberalization: New Policy Spaces?” in Daniel Drache & Lesley Jacobs (EDS.), Linking Global Trade and Human Rights (pp. 1-25). New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming November 2013). Chapter 6.

“A Vision of Equal Opportunity in Postsecondary Education” in Heinz-Dieter Meyer, Edward P. St. John, Maia Chankseliani, & Lina Uribe (EDS.), Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective: Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice (Boston: Sense Publishers, 2013), pp. 41-56.

“Forward: Transitional Justice Without Law” to Feiyu Sun, Social Suffering and Political Confession: Suku in Modern China (Singapore: World Scientific Press/Peking University Series on Sociology and Anthropology, 2013), pp. xi-xiii.

“Adapting Locally to International Health and Human Rights Standards: An Alternative Theoretical Framework for Progressive Realization” in Mikael Rask Madsen & Gert Verschraegen, editors, Making Human Rights Intelligible: New Theoretical and Empirical Contributions (Oxford UK: Hart Publishing, IISJ Book Series, 2013), pp. 233-246.

“Gender, Trade Liberalization, and Tobacco Control in China” in Pitman Potter and Heather Gibb, Eds., Gender Equality Rights and Trade Regimes: Coordinating Compliance (Ottawa: North South Institute, 2012), pp. 141-158.

“China's Capacity to Respond to the H1N1 Pandemic Alert and Future Global Public Health Crises: A Policy Window For Canada” in Pitman Potter & Thomas Adams, Eds., Issues in Canada-China Relations (Toronto: Canadian International Council, 2011), Pp. 333-343.

“Rawls’s Commitment to Fair Equality of Opportunity: Rethinking His Arguments for Democratic Equality Four Decades Later” in Shaun Young, editor, Reflections on Rawls: An Assessment of his Legacy (Aldershot UK: Ashgate Publishing: 2009) Pp. 61-73.

“Rights and Quarantine (Full Length Study)” in both English and Chinese, in Gu Xiao Rong & Pitman B. Potter, editors, The Hypothesis of Selective Adaptation and the Application of Chinese Rule of Law (Shanghai CH: Shanghai Academy of the Social Sciences Publication, September 2009), Pp. 134-183; 185-244.

“Equality” in David Clark, editor, The Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, vol 1, 499-502. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, October 2007.

“John Rawls” (500 words) in David Clark, editor, The Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, vol 3, 1269-70. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, October 2007.

‘Justice in Health Care’ in Justine Burley, editor, Ronald Dworkin and His Critics, with Replies by Dworkin (Oxford: Blackwells, 2004), pp. 134-49

‘Democratie et politique de la difference’ in Lukas K. Sosoe, editor, Diversite Humaine: Democratie, Multiculturalisme, et Citoyennete (Montreal: Les Presses de l’Universite Laval, 2002).

“Biodiversity: Implications for Democratic Theory’ in G. Cornelis van Kooten, Erwin Bulte, & A. R. E. Sinclair, editors, Conserving Nature’s Diversity: Insights from Biology, Ethics, and Economics (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2000).

(with P. Evans, A. Noel, and E. Reynolds), Workfare: Does It Work? Is It Fair? (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy/Renouf Publications, 1995). Pp. 145. “Chapter 1: What are the normative foundations of workfare?”
Shortened version reprinted as 'What are the Normative Foundations of Workfare?', Policy Options, Vol. 16, No. 4 (May 1995), 10-15.

'Realizing Equal Life Prospects: The Case for a Perfectionist Theory of Fair Shares' in Glenn Drover & Patrick Kerans (eds.) New Approaches to Welfare Theory. London: Edward Alger, 1993.

Journal Articles

(with Lorne Foster) , “Workplace Practice and Diversity in Canada: Employment Policy in Global Modernity”, Think India Quarterly, 2012, vol. 15, Issue 3, 57-72.

(with Sarbani Sen) , “The Distinctive Character of Legal Adversarialism in India”, Canada Watch, Special Issue on India: The Most Fragile of Democracies, Winter 2012, 20-23. Digital version available at http://robarts.info.yorku.ca/files/2012/02/CW_Winter2012.pdf

“The Globalization of the Race Relations Policy Dialogue”, Directions, vol. 6, no. 2, (September 2011), 5-10 (Also in French translation)

“Equality, Adequacy and Stakes Fairness: Retrieving the Equal Opportunities in Education Approach”, Theory and Research in Education, 8.3 (November 2010), 1-20.

“Rights and Quarantine During the SARS Global Health Crisis: Differentiated Legal Consciousness in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Toronto”, Law & Society Review, Vol 41/3 (Sept 2007), 511-553.

“Global Health Governance”, Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, vol 23 (June 2007) , 123-129

(with Pitman Potter) , “Selective Adaptation and Health and Human Rights in China”, Health and Human Rights, Vol. 9/2 (November 2006), 142-166

“Universal Hospital Insurance and Health Care Reform: Policy Legacies and Path Dependency in the Development of Canada’s Health Care System”, Buffalo Law Review (2005), Vol. 53, No. 2, 635-661.

‘Legal Consciousness and the Promise of Law & Society’, The Canadian Journal of Law & Society (2003), vol 18, 61-66.

‘Securer Freedom For Whom? Risk Profiling and the New Anti-Terrorism Act’, UBC Law Review, (2003), 36(2), 375-84

‘Affirmative Action in Canada’, Law & Society Association Newsletter (Amherst MA), March 2003, pp. 3-4. (Special issue devoted to Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan affirmative action case)

‘Whose Constitution Is It Anyway?’, Windsor Yearbook Access to Justice, (2002), vol 21, 641-651.

‘Universal Access to Health Care: For Whom? To What?’, Literary Review of Canada, November 1999, 24-27.

‘Market Socialism and Non-Utopian Marxist Theory’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences,(1999) Vol. 29, No. 4 , 527-39.

'Equal Opportunity, Natural Inequalities, and Racial Disadvantage: The Bell Curve and Its Critics', Philosophy of the Social Sciences,(1999) Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 120-144.

‘Integration, Diversity, and Affirmative Action’, Law and Society Review, (1998) Vol. 32, No. 3, 101- 122.

'Can an Egalitarian Justify Universal Access to Health Care?', Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 22: 3 (Fall 1996), 315-48.

'The Second Wave of Analytical Marxism', Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 26, No. 2 (June 1996), 279-92.

'Equity and Opportunity' in P. Gingras (ed.), Gender and Politics in Contemporary Canada. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1995)

'Equal Opportunity and Gender Disadvantage', The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, VII (1994), 61-71.

‘The Enabling Model of Rights', Political Studies, Vol. 41, No. 3 (September 1993), 381-93.

'Bridging the Gap Between Individual and Collective Rights With the Idea of Integrity', The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. IV, No. 2 (July 1991), 375-386.

Book Reviews

Review of McEvoy & McGregor, Transitional Justice From Below (2008), Law and Politics Review, 19 (February 2009), 117-119. Available at http://www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt/lpbr/reviews/2009/02/transitional-justice-from-below.html

‘Review essay on LaSelva’s The Moral Foundations of Canadian Federalism: Federalism and National Minorities’, University of Toronto Law Journal,(1999) Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 295-304

Review of Constance Backhouse's Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada for The Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. XXV, No. 4 (1992), 397-98.

Research Reports

China Papers #12: China's Capacity to Respond to the H1N1 Pandemic Alert and Future Global Public Health Crises: A Policy Window For Canada (Toronto, Canadian International Council, June 2010), available at http://www.onlinecic.org/resourcece/archives/chinapapers/cic_chinapapers_no12_jacobspdf

Policy Papers

“Mapping the Legal Consciousness of First Nations Voters: Understanding Voting Rights Mobilization”, (in English and French) (Ottawa, Elections Canada, May 2009), available at http://www.elections.ca/med/eve/APRC/vot_rights_e.pdf
Reprinted in Julie Peters and Jerry White, editors, Aboriginal Policy and Research in Canada (Toronto: Thompson Educational, forthcoming).

Forthcoming

(with Mayumi Saegusa, in Japanese) , “Changes in Japanese Tobacco Control: A Health and Human Rights Perspective” in Yoshi Wada, editor, International Law in Japanese Dispute Resolution (Tokyo JP: ?, forthcoming 2009).

(with Sarah Biddulph & Pitman Potter) , “Between Cultural Relativism and Uniform International Compliance: An Empirical Framework for Judging China’s Human Rights Performance” China Human Rights Yearbook 2007 (Geneva SW: UN University Press, forthcoming)

“Adapting Locally to International Health and Human Rights Standards: An Alternative Theoretical Framework for Progressive Realization” in Mikael Rask Madsen & Gert Verschraegen, editors, Towards a Sociology of Human Rights: New Theoretical and Empirical Contributions (Oxford UK: Hart Publishing, IISJ Book Series, forthcoming)
Shortened Excerpt appears in APDR Research Notes, Vol 1, No. 2, 46-52, available at http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/publications/ejournal.php

“Varieties of Corporate Legal Consciousness in International Human Rights Disputes: Security and Multinational Oil Companies in Sudan” in Michelle Le Baron, editor, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Dispute Resolution (Fairfax VA: George Mason University Press, forthcoming)
Appears working paper form in APDR Research Notes, Vol. 1, No. 3, 37-49, available at http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/publications/ejournal.php


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOSC3370 6.0  Social Justice and Law SEMR Course Website