Quebec: State and Society, Third Edition

Edited by Alain-G Gagnon

© 2004

Québec: State and Society, third edition acts as a mirror to a society that continues to transform itself, that adjusts to changes taking place on the international scene, while providing an understanding of Québec's unique experience within the world. This completely revised edition is composed of twenty-two original and comprehensive essays on key issues and themes that constitute present-day Québec politics, written by prominent and widely published specialists in areas as diverse as political science, sociology, economics, demography, and history. As a result, this book provides a full account the historical and contemporary Québec environment and offers premises for developments to come.

This edition distinguishes itself by proposing five main themes for surveying the Québec condition, each with its own section. The first of these, "Québec Today: Memory, Identity, and Pluralism", contains essays on historical and contemporary identity narratives and counter-narratives in Québec, including aboriginal/state debates. "Governance" explores issues of Québec public administration, business-government relations, and federal and international relations. "Political Parties and Social Movements" discusses a series of fundamental questions on the role exercised by the various elements of civil society in Québec, ranging from the relevance of political parties to the diversity of social movements. "Education, Language, and Immigration" delves into developments in long-standing issues at the heart of the challenge of pluralism in Québec. "Territoriality, Globalization, and International Relations" tackles questions faced by every contemporary society and proposes new arenas for research for Québec.

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This completely revised edition is composed of twenty-two original and comprehensive essays on key issues and themes that constitute present-day Québec politics, written by prominent and widely published specialists.

Quebec: State and Society, Third Edition

Edited by Alain-G Gagnon

© 2004

Québec: State and Society, third edition acts as a mirror to a society that continues to transform itself, that adjusts to changes taking place on the international scene, while providing an understanding of Québec's unique experience within the world. This completely revised edition is composed of twenty-two original and comprehensive essays on key issues and themes that constitute present-day Québec politics, written by prominent and widely published specialists in areas as diverse as political science, sociology, economics, demography, and history. As a result, this book provides a full account the historical and contemporary Québec environment and offers premises for developments to come.

This edition distinguishes itself by proposing five main themes for surveying the Québec condition, each with its own section. The first of these, "Québec Today: Memory, Identity, and Pluralism", contains essays on historical and contemporary identity narratives and counter-narratives in Québec, including aboriginal/state debates. "Governance" explores issues of Québec public administration, business-government relations, and federal and international relations. "Political Parties and Social Movements" discusses a series of fundamental questions on the role exercised by the various elements of civil society in Québec, ranging from the relevance of political parties to the diversity of social movements. "Education, Language, and Immigration" delves into developments in long-standing issues at the heart of the challenge of pluralism in Québec. "Territoriality, Globalization, and International Relations" tackles questions faced by every contemporary society and proposes new arenas for research for Québec.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.7in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    Québec: State and Society is, quite simply, the most comprehensive and informative book on social and political life in Québec now available. The chapters, written elegantly by some of the best scholars now working on Québec, cover an enormous range of issues from nationalism and identity to Québec's place in a changing global economy. Each chapter brims with important insights and stimulating analysis. For scholars, policymakers, or anyone interested in understanding where Québec has been and where it's headed, Québec: State and Society is a must-read.
    Marc Levine, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Author Information

    Alain-G. Gagnon is a professor in the Department of Political Science at l'Université du Québec à Montréal.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Part I: Québec Today: Memory, Identity, and Pluralism

    1. What Does It Mean to be a Quebecer? Between Self-Preservation and Openness to the Other, Jacques Beauchemin

    2. Narratives and Counter-Narratives of Identity in Québec, Jocelyn Maclure

    3. Interpreting Québec's Historical Trajectories: Between La Société Globale and the Regional Space, Luc Turgeon

    4. Pluralism and National Identity(ies) in Contemporary Québec: Conceptual Clarifications, Typology, and Discourse Analysis, Dimitrios Karmis

    5. The Québec State and Indigenous Peoples, Daniel Salée

    Part II: Governance

    6. Québec-Canada's Constitutional Dossier, Alain-G. Gagnon

    7. The Clarity Act in Its Context, Andrée Lajoie

    8. Can Québec Neo-Corporatist Networks Withstand Canadian Federalism and Internationalization? Éric Montpetit

    9. Managerial Innovation and the Québec Central Agencies, Christian Rouillard

    10. State-Owned Enterprises in Québec: From Privatization to Globalization, Luc Bernier and Francis Garon

    Part III: Political Parties and Social Movements

    11. Sclerosis or A Clean Bill of Health? Diagnosing Québec's Party System in the Twenty-First Century, A. Brian Tanguay

    12. Anti-Market Globalization Social Movements, Marc Lemire

    13. Labour Market Transformations and Labour Law: The Québec Labour Movement in Search of Renewed Growth, Jean Charest

    14. The Québec Women's Movement: Past and Present, Chantal Maillé

    Part IV: Education, Language, and Immigration

    15. Immigration, Pluralism, and Education, Marie McAndrew

    16. English-Speaking Québec: A Political History, Garth Stevenson

    17. Language and Cultural Insecurity, Elisabeth Gidengil, André Blais, Richard Nadeau, and Neil Nevitte

    18. Interculturalism: Expanding the Boundaries of Citizenship, Alain-G. Gagnon and Raffaele Iacovino

    Part V: Territoriality, Globalization, and International Relations

    19. Stateless Nations or Regional States? Territory and Power in a Globalizing World, Michael Keating

    20. Québec in the Americas: From the FTA to the FTAA, François Rocher

    21. Nationalism and Competitiveness: Can Québec Win if Quebecers Lose? Peter Graefe

    22. Québec's International Relations, Louis Balthazar

    Contributors

    Index

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