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François Rocher

Bio: François Rocher is an academic researcher from University of Ottawa. The author has contributed to research in topics: Politics & Federalism. The author has an hindex of 11, co-authored 54 publications receiving 410 citations. Previous affiliations of François Rocher include Carleton College & Carleton University.


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TL;DR: The four dimensions of Canadian federalism are discussed in detail in this article, where the authors present a To-Do List for Canada, including Aboriginal Governance and Canadian Federalism.
Abstract: Introduction, Fran ois Rocher and Miriam Smith Part One: Constitutional Developments and Canadian Political Identity Chapter 1: The Four Dimensions of Canadian Federalism, Fran ois Rocher and Miriam Smith Chapter 2: The Constitutional Debate and Beyond, Jennifer Smith Chapter 3: Executive Federalism: Beggar Thy Neighbour?, Kathy Brock Chapter 4: Conceiving Diversity: Dualism, Multiculturalism, and Multinationalism, Kenneth McRoberts Chapter 5: The Law of Federalism: Judicial Review and the Division of Powers, Gerald Baier Chapter 6: Aboriginal Governance and Canadian Federalism: A To-Do List for Canada, Frances Abele and Michael J. Prince Chapter 7: Treaty Federalism: An Indigenous Vision of Canadian Federalisms, Kiera L. Ladner Part Two: Public Policy and the Division of Powers Chapter 8: Neo-Liberal Trade Policy and Canadian Federalism Revisited, Ian Robinson Chapter 9: Canadian Federalism and Active Labour Market Policy, Rodney Haddow Chapter 10: Social Assistance and Canadian Federalism, Gerard W. Boychuk Chapter 11: Health Care and Canadian Federalism, Antonia Maioni and Miriam Smith Chapter 12: Passing the Environmental Buck, Kathryn Harrison Chapter 13: Regional Development: A Policy for All Seasons and All Regions, Donald J. Savoie Chapter 14: Canadian Federalism and Federation in Comparative Perspective, Michael Burgess Contributors

42 citations

01 Jan 2006
TL;DR: This paper explored the presence (or lack thereof) of references to work done by French-speaking scholars in the broad literature dealing with Canadian politics over the past ten years and questioned the extent to which the current Canadian politics field reflects a comprehensive and inclusive understanding of the Canadian political dynamic.
Abstract: Abstract. The paper explores the presence (or the lack thereof) of references to work done by French-speaking scholars in the broad literature dealing with Canadian politics over the past ten years. It surveys books published by commercial and university presses and analyzes both quantitatively and qualitatively the reference and use of scholarly work by French-speaking scholars published in English and French. The paper sheds light on the sociology and the politics of scientific production in the field of Canadian politics. It examines a phenomenon that is both troubling and revealing of the unequal status of scholarly contributions to the field of Canadian politics. Moreover, it questions the extent to which the current Canadian politics field reflects a comprehensive and inclusive understanding of the Canadian political dynamic. Résumé. L'article se penche sur la présence (ou l'absence) de références aux travaux réalisés par les politologues francophones dans la vaste littérature sur la politique canadienne publiée au cours des dix dernières années. Il passe en revue des ouvrages publiés par des maisons d'édition commerciales ou universitaires et procède à une analyse quantitative et qualitative du texte afin de déterminer dans quelle mesure les travaux des universitaires francophones, publiés en français ou en anglais, ont été pris en considération. Cet article apporte un éclairage différent, à la fois sociologique et politique, sur le processus de production scientifique dans le champ de la politique canadienne. Il met en lumière un phénomène troublant qui révèle le statut inégal des contributions scientifiques dans l'univers politique canadien. Il s'interroge sur le caractère global et inclusif de la compréhension courante de la dynamique politique canadienne.

37 citations

Book
15 Dec 2003
TL;DR: Contributors include Alain-G.
Abstract: Contributors include Alain-G. Gagnon, Montserrat Guibernau, Michael Keating, Peter A. Kraus, Andre Lecours, John Loughlin, Roderick A. Macdonald, Jocelyn Maclure, David McCrone, Kenneth McRoberts, Luis Moreno, Francois Rocher, Michel Seymour, Stephen Tierney, and Nadia Verrelli.

35 citations

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TL;DR: This article explored the presence (or lack thereof) of references to work done by French-speaking scholars in the broad literature dealing with Canadian politics over the past ten years, and questioned the extent to which the current Canadian politics field reflects a comprehensive and inclusive understanding of the Canadian political dynamic.
Abstract: . The paper explores the presence (or the lack thereof) of references to work done by French-speaking scholars in the broad literature dealing with Canadian politics over the past ten years. It surveys books published by commercial and university presses and analyzes both quantitatively and qualitatively the reference and use of scholarly work by French-speaking scholars published in English and French. The paper sheds light on the sociology and the politics of scientific production in the field of Canadian politics. It examines a phenomenon that is both troubling and revealing of the unequal status of scholarly contributions to the field of Canadian politics. Moreover, it questions the extent to which the current Canadian politics field reflects a comprehensive and inclusive understanding of the Canadian political dynamic.Resume. L'article se penche sur la presence (ou l'absence) de references aux travaux realises par les politologues francophones dans la vaste litterature sur la politique canadienne publiee au cours des dix dernieres annees. Il passe en revue des ouvrages publies par des maisons d'edition commerciales ou universitaires et procede a une analyse quantitative et qualitative du texte afin de determiner dans quelle mesure les travaux des universitaires francophones, publies en francais ou en anglais, ont ete pris en consideration. Cet article apporte un eclairage different, a la fois sociologique et politique, sur le processus de production scientifique dans le champ de la politique canadienne. Il met en lumiere un phenomene troublant qui revele le statut inegal des contributions scientifiques dans l'univers politique canadien. Il s'interroge sur le caractere global et inclusif de la comprehension courante de la dynamique politique canadienne.

28 citations

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TL;DR: Based on the results of public opinion polling and roundtables with provincial government officials, the authors argues that the political culture of federalism in Canada is quite weak and that with the notable exception of Quebec, Canadians in general and the provincial government representatives who work on their behalf demonstrate little understanding of the basic logic of the federalism or are willing to trade off federalism values against concerns about efficiency, private goods, and meeting the needs of clients and consumers.
Abstract: Canada may be among the oldest federations in the world but this says nothing about the strength of federalism in Canada. Based on the results of public opinion polling and roundtables with provincial government officials, this article argues that the political culture of federalism in Canada is quite weak. With the notable exception of Quebec, Canadians in general and the provincial government officials who work on their behalf demonstrate little understanding of the basic logic of federalism or, when they do, are willing to trade off federalism values against concerns about efficiency, private goods, and meeting the needs of clients and consumers.

24 citations


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01 Jan 1983
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a typology of nationalisms in industrial and agro-literature societies, and a discussion of the difficulties of true nationalism in industrial societies.
Abstract: Series Editor's Preface. Introduction by John Breuilly. Acknowledgements. 1. Definitions. State and nation. The nation. 2. Culture in Agrarian Society. Power and culture in the agro-literature society. The varieties of agrarian rulers. 3. Industrial Society. The society of perpetual growth. Social genetics. The age of universal high culture. 4. The Transition to an Age of Nationalism. A note on the weakness of nationalism. Wild and garden culture. 5. What is a Nation. The course of true nationalism never did run smooth. 6. Social Entropy and Equality in Industrial Society. Obstacles to entropy. Fissures and barriers. A diversity of focus. 7. A Typology of Nationalisms. The varieties of nationalist experience. Diaspora nationalism. 8. The Future of Nationalism. Industrial culture - one or many?. 9. Nationalism and Ideology. Who is for Nuremberg?. One nation, one state. 10. Conclusion. What is not being said. Summary. Select bibliography. Bilbliography of Ernest Gellner's writing: Ian Jarvie. Index

2,912 citations

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TL;DR: The institution of Citizenship in France and Germany is discussed in this article, where Citizenship as Social Closure is defined as social closure and Citizenship as Community of Descent as community of origin.
Abstract: Preface Introduction: Traditions of Nationhood in France and Germany I. The Institution of Citizenship 1. Citizenship as Social Closure 2. The French Revolution and the Invention of National Citizenship 3. State, State-System, and Citizenship in Germany II. Defining The Citizenry: The Bounds of Belonging 4. Citizenship and Naturalization in France and Germany 5. Migrants into Citizens: The Crystallization of Jus Soli in Late-Nineteenth-Century France 6. The Citizenry as Community of Descent: The Nationalization of Citizenship in Wilhelmine Germany 7. \"Etre Francais, Cela se Merite\": Immigration and the Politics of Citizenship in France in the 1980s 8. Continuities in the German Politics of Citizenship Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

2,803 citations

01 Jan 2006
TL;DR: This book discusses the development of English as a global language in the 20th Century and some of the aspects of its development that have changed since the publication of the first edition.
Abstract: A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 0 521 82347 1 hardback ISBN 0 521 53032 6 paperback Contents List of tables page vii Preface to the second edition ix Preface to the first edition xii 1 Why a global language? 1 What is a global language? 3 What makes a global language? 7 Why do we need a global language? 11 What are the dangers of a global language? 14 Could anything stop a global language? 25 A critical era 27 2 Why English? The historical context 29 Origins 30 America 31 Canada 36 The Caribbean 39 Australia and New Zealand 40 South Africa 43 South Asia 46 Former colonial Africa 49 Southeast Asia and the South Pacific 54 A world view 59 v Contents

1,857 citations

01 Jan 1994
TL;DR: Green and Shapiro as discussed by the authors assess rational choice theory where it is reputed to be most successful: the study of collective action, the behavior of political parties and politicians, and such phenomena as voting cycles and Prisoner's dilemma.
Abstract: This is the first comprehensive critical evaluation of the use of rational choice theory in political science. Writing in an accessible and nontechnical style, Donald P. Green and Ian Shapiro assess rational choice theory where it is reputed to be most successful: the study of collective action, the behavior of political parties and politicians, and such phenomena as voting cycles and Prisoner's Dilemmas. In their hard-hitting critique, Green and Shapiro demonstrate that the much heralded achievements of rational choice theory are in fact deeply suspect and that fundamental rethinking is needed if rational choice theorists are to contribute to the understanding of politics. In their final chapters, they anticipate and respond to a variety of possible rational choice responses to their arguments, thereby initiating a dialogue that is bound to continue for some time.

883 citations

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26 Dec 2005
TL;DR: The power of the purse: intergovernmental grants and fiscal discipline as mentioned in this paper, the origins of subnational sovereignty, and the challenges of reform in federations are discussed in detail in this paper.
Abstract: 1. Introduction and overview 2. Promise and peril: intellectual history 3. Sovereignty and commitment 4. The power of the purse: intergovernmental grants and fiscal discipline 5. Disease or cure? Political parties and fiscal discipline 6. An approach to comparative case studies 7. Fiscal federalism and bailouts in postwar Germany 8. The crisis of fiscal federalism in Brazil 9. The challenge of reform in federations 10. The origins of subnational sovereignty 11. Conclusions.

395 citations