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Federalism and the Politics of Diversity: The Canadian Experience

From: Managing Diversity


This chapter develops an argument based on the link between Canada’s growing urban diversity and the movement for increased municipal autonomy on the part of the largest Canadian cities.



Alain-G. Gagnon

Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Quebec and Canadian Studies, and is a professor of political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is the director of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité au Québec (CRIDAQ) and coordinator of the Research Group on Multinational Societies (GRSP). He has published more than forty books, as well as 150 journal articles and book chapters, in the fields of Quebec and Canadian politics, federalism, nationalism, and the sociology

Raffaele Iacovino

of intellectuals. He has edited Le fédéralisme canadien contemporain (Montreal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2006) and co-authored, with Raffaele Iacovino, Federalism, Citizenship, and Quebec: Debating Multinationalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006). He has also co-edited, with James Tully, Multinational Democracies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001) and, with Montserrat Guibernau and François Rocher, The Conditions of Diversity in Multinational Democracies (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2003).

Raffaele Iacovino is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, and a research associate at the Canada Research Chair on Quebec and Canadian Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). His areas of interest are Canadian politics, federalism, and citizenship. He co-authored, with Alain-G. Gagnon, Federalism, Citizenship and Quebec: Debating Multinationalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), and has written several book chapters and journal articles.