Transgressing Categories : Studies on the Cohabitation of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People
Pierre Noreau et Jean Leclair, « Transgressing Categories : Studies on the Cohabitation of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People », in : Review of Constitutional Studies, Vol. 18, no : 1, 2013, p. i-vi.
The thematic dossier offered here by the Review of Constitutional Studies raises one of the fundamental problems of collective life: that of the differences between the various forms of existence and coexistence within human communities. Facing this problem requires that we distance ourselves from an abstract idea of constitutionalism or federalism, too frequently viewed as the formalized expressions of an improbable social contract whose terms have already been definitely established. This very idea of a covenant settling and organizing all of our political as well as our social relationships tends to congeal shifting realities into words and categories.
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