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From Subjects to Citizens

A Hundred Years of Citizenship in Australia and Canada

Australia and Canada are both lively, multicultural societies with British constitutional traditions. Historically, they have faced similar challenges in defining and sustaining citizenship that reach back into a common past. They also have similar approaches to address contemporary issues and anticipate the challenges of a 21st century future. New perspectives on the culture and politics of citizenship emerge in this timely text that is essential reading for those interested in the steadily expanding ties between Australia and Canada.

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Pierre Boyer

Pierre Boyer is Institutional Affairs Attache at the Quebec Government Office in London. He is also a fellow of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa. With Linda Cardinal he recently co-edited a special issue of Politique et Sociétés on republicanism (2001).

Linda Cardinal

Linda Cardinal is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa. She has published widely on linguistic minorities as well as on identity and citizenship issues in Canada. She also has a special interest in Canadian and Quebec political theory. She is author of L'engagement de la pensée (1997), Chroniques d'une vie politique mouvementée. L'Ontario francophone de 1986 a 1996 (2001), and has co-edited Shaping Nations: Constitutionalism and Society in Australia and Canada with David Headon (2002). She is the Editor of Politique et Sociétés, the journal of the Quebec association of political science. She currently holds the Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin in Ireland.

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Introduction 5 $0.50

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Australians were "subjects" before they were citizens. For almost the first fifty years after the Federation of the Australian colonies in 1901, they were – at least in law … 10 $1.00

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There is a tension in citizenship discourse and, more to the point in daily public debate, conflict over the very meaning of the term. 12 $1.20

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Throughout the last 150 years of at times active, at times utterly uninspired civic debate, Australia has produced its fair share of sycophants determined to possess the baubles of Empire. … 12 $1.20

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This paper will explore the notion of the people and their manifestations in the evolving deliberative democracy. While this topic can be explored from any number of avenues, the approach of this … 16 $1.60

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Much of Australia’s early identity as a nation revolved around its democratic experiments. In this paper I look at how Australian elections became family festivals rather than the drunken … 20 $2.00

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Initially lured south perhaps as much by virtue of opportunistic geography as their undoubted ability, a number of remarkable individuals from that era would in time forge an enduring link … 14 $1.40

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It is impossible to understand the place of women as citizens in Canada without understanding the moment of women’s inscription as citizens. This moment, and the terms of inscription, have … 12 $1.20

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In this paper I will pursue one of the issues that Castles et al. raise concerning the role that women, in particular, have played both at home and abroad; especially that group of women who … 16 $1.60

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This paper seeks to determine what the law of sexual assault in the early twentieth century illustrates about the similarity and distinctiveness of Canadian and Australian legal traditions. 37 $3.70

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This chapter is premised on the idea that Trudeau was the product of a society (Quebec and Canada) that, since the nineteen-sixties, tended to adopt more explicitly the American approach to rights. 16 $1.60

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If citizenship means counting in a society, the recognition of unequal citizenship has led the disadvantaged to seek redress through state intervention, and in Australia women have constituted … 11 $1.10

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It is still the case that Indigenous people have neither a clear nor a just place within the ambit of the Australian polity. This fact, and the continuing disputes over the status of Indigenous … 19 $1.90

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Aboriginal people are both Canadian citizens and citizens of their particular nations. Thus they hold a form of dual citizenship, which permits them to maintain loyalty to their nation and to … 6 $0.60

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Canadian multiculturalism has been seen in the 1990s as undermining Canadian unity and that the federal government was brought to modify the main orientations of its multiculturalism policy. … 12 $1.20

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Australian and Canadian citizenships are emergent idiosyncratic realities. These complex institutions are the result of the on-going interaction between values and environment. The sort of social … 31 $3.10

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In Canada, debates on citizenship take on the important issue of symbolism. These debates are framed by a context in which the legitimacy of the society to which citizenship refers is contested, … ; 24 $2.40

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Culture, whether we think in terms of the visual arts or literature or music, may have its roots in the community but today it finds its audience outside that community – via television, … 8 $0.80

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Persistence of vision is all about the eye, the way it follows a film, remembers an image, holds on to it, until the next one appears to replace it, so that we are never conscious of the stutter … 5 $0.50

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Politics and citizenship still matter. The question dividing theorists of citizenship and globalization is: Which city are we citizens of? 28 $2.80