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Minority Nations in Multinational Federations : a comparative study of Quebec and Wallonia.

Author: Min Reuchamps
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization.
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Multinational federations rest on the coexistence of two or more nations within a single polity. Within these federations, minority nations play a significant role as their character differs from the other building blocks of the federation. This edited volume offers a comprehensive comparison of two such minority nations - Quebec in Canada and Wallonia in Belgium - which exemplifies many dimensions, themes and  Read more...
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Case studies
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Reuchamps, Min.
Minority Nations in Multinational Federations : A comparative study of Quebec and Wallonia.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Min Reuchamps
ISBN: 9781317634720 1317634721
OCLC Number: 898771252
Notes: 2 International relations of substate governments in Belgium and Canada.
Description: 1 online resource (409 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Quebec and Wallonia in comparative perspective; References; Part I: Setting the stage; 1. Critical junctures, feedback effects and constitutional change: a comparison of Quebec/Canada and Wallonia/Belgium; 1 Critical junctures, feedback effects and institutions: a framework; 2 Positive feedback and Canada's constitutional immobility; 3 Negative feedback and the constitutional hypermobility Belgium; 4 Conclusion; Notes; References. 2. Québécois and Walloon identities: the shift from an ethnic to a civic identity1 The Walloon identity; 2 From French-Canadians to Québécois; 3 The contemporary Quebec nation: a return to essentialism of identity through the political; 4 The Walloon identity and the pitfalls of political exclusivism; 4 Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II: Politics in Quebec and Wallonia; 3. Constructing Quebec and Wallonia: how political parties speak about their region; 1 Linguistic approaches to the study of political discourses; 2 Political parties in Quebec and Wallonia; 3 Data and methods. 4 Analysis of political manifestos in Quebec5 Analysis of political manifestos in Wallonia; 6 Discussion: how political parties speak about their region; Notes; References; 4. Career patterns in multilevel Quebec and Wallonia: towards a substate and federal political class?; 1 Comparing political careers in Quebec and Wallonia; 2 Political class and career patterns in multilevel systems: analytical framework; 3 Data; 4 Career patterns in Quebec and Wallonia; 5 Conclusion; Notes; References; 5. Local politics in Quebec and Wallonia: local political dynamics as seen through the mayoral career. 1 The mayoral career: overview of some trends2 Local institutional structures and the mayoral function; 3 The local institutional contexts in Quebec and in Wallonia; 4 From profile to career: comparisons of Quebec mayors and Walloon bourgmestres; 5 Profiles and careers of mayors: a reflection of the competition and local political identity?; 6 Conclusion; Notes; References; Part III: Policies in Quebec and Wallonia; 6. Québécois and Walloon public administrations: a tool towards autonomy?; 1 Quebec's public administration; 2 Wallonia's public administration. 3 A similar path for divergent reasons?4 Conclusion; Notes; References; 7. Language policy in Quebec and Wallonia: two French-speaking linguistic minorities, two contrasted political strategies; 1 Minority and minoritisation; 2 The main orientations of language policies in Quebec and Wallonia; 3 Where do we go from here? Assessing language policies in Quebec and Wallonia; 4 Conclusion; Notes; References; 8. International relations of minority nations: Quebec and Wallonia compared; 1 Foreign relations of non-central governments.
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization.

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Multinational federations rest on the coexistence of two or more nations within a single polity. Within these federations, minority nations play a significant role as their character differs from the other building blocks of the federation. This edited volume offers a comprehensive comparison of two such minority nations - Quebec in Canada and Wallonia in Belgium - which exemplifies many dimensions, themes and issues highly resonant to the study of federalism and regionalism across the globe. Quebec and Wallonia have experienced several decades of federal dynamics where both regions have had t.

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