Dennis Baker

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Dennis Baker is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph in Canada. He is author Not Quite Supreme: The Courts and Coordinate Constitutional Interpretation (McGill-Queen's, 2010).

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At the Centre of Government: The Prime Minister and the Limits of Political Power. Ian Brodie. Montréal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018.
 
Having lived both vita contemplativa (as a tenured professor of Political Science) and vita activa (as Chief of Staff for Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper), Ian Brodie is well positioned to comment on whether academic characterizations truly capture political…

The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America. F.H. Buckley. New York: Encounter Books, 2014.

 
A national book chain in Canada has as its (parochial and somewhat defensive) motto “The World Needs More Canada.” One hopes they will be stocking many copies of Frank Buckley’s engaging and lively new book since it easily could be subtitled…