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Grounding Equality in Social Relationships: Suspect Classification, Grounds of Discrimination, and Relational Theory

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dc.contributor.advisor Bhabha, Faisal
dc.creator Eisen, Jessica Nichol
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-10T15:49:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-10T15:49:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-10-01
dc.date.issued 2014-07-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/27560
dc.description.abstract This thesis considers the implications of relational theory for doctrinal debates in Canadian and American constitutional equality law, with a focus on grounds of discrimination and suspect classification. Chapter 1 sets out the fundamentals of feminist relational theory, emphasizing relational approaches to difference, equality, and rights. Chapter 2 considers the methodological implications of applying relational theory to doctrinal problems. Chapter 3 sets out the basic structure and evolution of the suspect classification inquiry in American equal protection law. Chapter 4 does the same in respect of the Canadian doctrinal approach to grounds of unconstitutional discrimination. Finally Chapter 5 ties together Canadian and American scholarly debates over the proper shape of inquiries into groups/grounds or class(ification), and suggests a framework by which the relational theory set out in Chapter 1 might help to reframe and resolve aspects of these problems as they emerge in both jurisdictions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Law en_US
dc.subject Canadian studies en_US
dc.subject American studies en_US
dc.title Grounding Equality in Social Relationships: Suspect Classification, Grounds of Discrimination, and Relational Theory en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.discipline Law
dc.degree.name LLM - Master of Laws
dc.degree.level Master's
dc.date.updated 2014-07-09T15:57:06Z
dc.subject.keywords Tiered scrutiny en_US
dc.subject.keywords Comparative law en_US
dc.subject.keywords American equal protection law en_US
dc.subject.keywords Canadian equality law en_US
dc.subject.keywords Constitutional law en_US
dc.subject.keywords Feminist theory en_US
dc.subject.keywords Social relations theory en_US
dc.subject.keywords Relational theory en_US
dc.subject.keywords Grounds of discrimination en_US
dc.subject.keywords Enumerated and analogous grounds en_US
dc.subject.keywords Suspect classes en_US
dc.subject.keywords Suspect classification en_US

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