The politics of codification : the Lower Canadian Civil Code of 1866

@article{Normand1996ThePO,
  title={The politics of codification : the Lower Canadian Civil Code of 1866},
  author={Sylvio Normand and B. Young},
  journal={American Journal of Legal History},
  year={1996},
  volume={40},
  pages={391-392}
}
Young interprets codification as part of a larger process that included the collapse of the Lower Canadian rebellions, the decline of seigneurialism, expansion of bourgeois democracy in central Canada, professionalization of the bar, and formation of the institutional state. Central to codification was a profound ideological shift in Lower Canadian society that gave priority to exchange and individual property rights. Young examines the evolution of codification from its nationalist origins in… Expand
The Canadian passive revolution, 1840-1950
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