Political Autonomy and Divided Societies: Imagining Democratic Alternatives in Complex Settings

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

EditorAlain-G Gagnon, Michael Keating

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An all star cast of academic experts offer an important and timely analysis of the pursuit of autonomy. They argue that it is key to move beyond the primarily normative debate about the rights or wrongs of autonomous regions on the basis of cultural concerns, instead focusing on understanding what makes autonomy function successfully.

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An all star cast of academic experts offer an important and timely analysis of the pursuit of autonomy. They argue that it is key to move beyond the primarily normative debate about the rights or wrongs of autonomous regions on the basis of cultural concerns, instead focusing on understanding what makes autonomy function successfully.

ALAIN-G. GAGNON Professor of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. He is the author of The Case for Multinational Federalism (2010), the editor of Contemporary Canadian Federalism (2008) and the co-editor of Multinational Democracies (with James Tully, 2001). In 2008, he was elected Member of the Royal Soci...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.68 × 5.67 × 0.96 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; M.Keating& A-G.Gagnon
PART I: CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES
Rethinking Territorial Autonomy; M.Keating
Autonomy, Boundaries and Trust: Preliminary Remarks; G.Nootens
Reconciling Autonomy, Community and Empowerment: The Difficult Birth of a Diversity School in the Western World; A-G.Gagnon
Sub-State Governance through Territorial Autonomy: On the Relationship Between Autonomy and Federalism; M.Suksi
PART II: CASE STUDIES
Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Territorial Autonomy: Are They Really Incompatible?; F.Palermo
Seeking New Autonomies: State Rescaling, Reterritorialization and Minority Identities in Atlantic Canada; J.Bickerton
Recrafting Sovereignty: Lessons from Small Island Autonomies?; E.Hepburn
Insularity and Autonomy; A.Fazi
The ‘Canadian School of Diversity’ and Francophone Minority Communities; R.Léger
Autonomy and Ethnic Diversity: The Case of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China; I.Côté
Regions and Territorial Autonomy in Southeastern Europe; D.Stjepanovic
Autonomy and Nationalist Demands in Southeast Asia; J.Bertrand
Catalan Autonomy Building-Process in Immigration Policy: Conceptual, Institutional and Normative Dimensions; R.Zapata-Barrero
Conclusion; A-G.Gagnon& M.Keating