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Federal Constitutionalism I: Options for Federal Design

Wayne Norman

in Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the basic options for the design of a democratic federation. These include how to determine the boundaries of federal provinces, how to divide legislative and administrative ... More


A Federalist Theory of Secession

Wayne Norman

in Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Preventing secession is the central design challenge in a multinational federation. This chapter considers how a well-designed legal secession procedure in a federal constitution could be attractive ... More


Electoral Reform in Canada

Louis Massicotte

in To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?: The Politics of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539390
eISBN:
9780191715761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter reviews the main attempts to reform Quebec's first-past-the-post system for electing Members of its National Assembly. The focus is on the latest proposal, unveiled by the Liberal ... More


Canada: Nationalism, Federalism, and Social Policy

Daniel Béland and André Lecours

in Nationalism and Social Policy: The Politics of Territorial Solidarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199546848
eISBN:
9780191720468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546848.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 2 first examines how the relationship between nation-building and social policy emerged in Canadian society during and immediately following the Second World War. It then demonstrates how ... More


The Paradox of Liberal Nationalism

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240982
eISBN:
9780191599729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240981.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the paradox in the Quebec-Canada relationship. Quebec nationalists have become increasingly preoccupied with maintaining their provincial jurisdiction despite the fact that ... More


Canada and the Challenge of Inclusion

Anne Phillips

in The Politics of Presence

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294153
eISBN:
9780191600098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294158.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Canadian politics has thrown up a complex set of issues relating to political inclusion. These include the challenge of Quebec nationalism, the self‐government claims of the First Nations and other ... More


Cultural Adaptation and the Integration of Immigrants: The Case of Quebec

Joseph H. Carens

in Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297680
eISBN:
9780191598937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297688.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Considers what sorts of cultural adaptations may be expected of immigrants to a liberal democratic state by looking at the case of Quebec. Quebec is an interesting test case for this issue because it ... More


The Salience of National Identity

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One important source of national identity lies in hierarchical and segmental cultural divisions of labour. These provide a social base for nationalism among territorially concentrated groups. Some ... More


Globalization in a Very Small Place: From Ethnic to Civic Nationalism in Quebec

Daniel Latouche

in Minority Nationalism and the Changing International Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242146
eISBN:
9780191599651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242143.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The recurrence of periods of Quebec nationalism is a phenomenon that is hard to evaluate against the concurrent backgrounds of globalization and Canada's own nationalist response to globalization. ... More


Constitutional Law and National Pluralism

Stephen Tierney

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298617
eISBN:
9780191708855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298617.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Over the past thirty years, sub-State national minorities in a number of developed liberal democracies have both reasserted their cultural distinctiveness and demanded recognition of it in legal and ... More


The Problem of Quebec: May–June 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Quebec Act of 1774 was long in gestation, the subject of a decade-long consideration by successive ministries. It was not hastily devised as an expedient to prevent the French Catholic ... More


The British Pacific Fleet: Inception

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter reviews the difficulties of mounting the ‘Middle Strategy’; the renewed bitterness between COS and Churchill; the pressures on Churchill; and the agreement between ... More


The British Empire in North America after 1783

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Quebec and Nova Scotia were the most important North American colonies which remained British after 1783. Both attracted loyalists who had opposed the Revolution. Ambitious initial hopes that these ... More


Canada: The Unresolved Federal Bargain

David McKay

in Designing Europe: Comparative Lessons from the Federal Experience

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242139
eISBN:
9780191697012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242139.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The constitutions created in 1791 for francophone Lower Canada and anglophone Upper Canada established a system of strong executive power vested in a crown-appointed governor-general. During the ... More


The Judicial Role: Mediating National Diversity in Plurinational States

STEPHEN TIERNEY

in Constitutional Law and National Pluralism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298617
eISBN:
9780191708855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298617.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the Secession Reference. The most dramatic and potentially influential decision to be reached in recent years is the opinion of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Quebec ... More


Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec

Geneviève Zubrzycki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226391540
eISBN:
9780226391717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226391717.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beheading the Saint analyzes the genesis and transformation of national identity in Québec from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, with specific attention to the secularization of French ... More


The Clash of Cultures: French Catholicism and British Protestantism in Eighteenth-Century Canada (1720–1800)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the quite different history of the churches in Canada. During the 18th century, the struggle between Catholic France and Protestant Britain for political control of Canada was ... More


The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Jack Downey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study investigates the origins, development, and influence of a controversial retreat movement which emerged as a self-consciously countercultural response to the socio-religious revival in ... More


French Canadians' Ambivalence to the British Empire

Colin M. Coates

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the historical ambivalence of French Canadians to the British Empire. French Canadians had many reasons to feel ambivalent about the British Empire. This is because throughout ... More


Introduction: The Specificities of Contested Secessions

Neera Chandhoke

in Contested Secessions: Rights, Self-determination, Democracy, and Kashmir

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077978
eISBN:
9780199080977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077978.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberal theorists tend to deny the right of secession to illiberal groups. Yet, whereas the group might well be the ‘wrong’ one, the cause for which it seeks to secede might just be the ‘right one’, ... More


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