Emmett Macfarlane

Professor (Political Science)

Professor Macfarlane’s research explores the relationships between rights, governance, and public policy, with a particular focus on the Supreme Court of Canada’s impact on public policy and political discourse under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. His current research examines legislative responses to court rulings on rights and the implications these interactions have for policy change, institutional relationships, and the meaning of the Constitution. Another project involves comparative study of bills of rights in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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